Mixed Lentils & Beans Dal

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I love to use spice blends when making quick meals and like to try out ones from various cuisines from around the world. They help to give a distinct flavor to a dish without having to gather a lot of spices.

Of course, curry spice blend is my favorite! Which is perhaps why I like this recipe so much!

Mixed Lentils & Bean Soup

Serves 2-3
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 40 minutes


Darshana’s Kitchen


  • 1/2 cup Lentils & bean medley soup mix
  • 1/2 Medium tomato (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoons curry powder
  • salt (as per taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cilantro (finely chopped)


1. Soak the lentils and beans for about 2-6 hours. Rinse well and transfer to a pan. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for about 40 to 60 minutes until the beans are cooked tender.
2. Add the tomatoes, onions, salt and curry powder. Cook for another 10-15 minutes until the vegetables and beans are cooked to a thick creamy texture.
3. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with rice or bread.