Cucumber Lentils Soup

26 May

Okay!! Till I invent new,this is the second dish which I cook with cucumber. The English Cucumbers which we get here are really big ones approx 30cm length and more fleshy. Sometimes half of the cucumber will be lying in the fridge for days. When the Cucumber is fresh it is nice to have it raw but when it looses it freshness, I make this cucumber soup. Nice to have it in a rainy cold weather.


  1. Cucumber – 1/2 , peeled and cut in to small chunks
  2. Moong dhal – 1/6 cup (can use different kind of lentils too)
  3. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  4. Onion – 1/2 , finelly chopped
  5. Butter – 1/2 Tbs
  6. Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  8. Salt for taste
  9. Corriander leaves – for garnishing.

Method :

1. Add the Cumcumber, lentils, salt, turmeric ,onion  and 2/3 cup of water and cook it a pressure cooker.

2. Smash it very well with the spoon . After that transfer it to a bowl.

3. Now do the seasoning. In a hot pan add butter once it melts add cumin powder . Transfer this to soup bowl.

4.Add coriander leaves and pepper before serving.


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  1. Priya

    May 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Wat a beautiful bowl of tempting soup, looks yummy..

  2. arthi

    May 26, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    healthy and comforting soup..looks so tempting!!

  3. uma

    May 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    never heard of cucumber soup.. sounds easy and worth trying!

  4. love2cook

    May 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Healthy soup dear! Nice combo…slurppppp! 😉

  5. Sushma Mallya

    May 27, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Looks delicious, new & yummy soup

  6. latha

    May 27, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I love having soups, i never tasted cucumber soup
    It feels very comfort and tasty.,

  7. SathyaSridhar

    May 27, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Cucumber soup looks delicious n a bowl of hot soup with rolls is divine dinner for us..Sure, will give it a try.

  8. tasteofbeirut

    May 27, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Very tempting and so healthy! I need to remember to add cucumber to my bowl of lentil soup! Love those spices too!

  9. Suman

    May 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    thats a delicious and healthy looking soup Sridevi…love this combo…yummy!

    And thanks for your lovely comment at my blog every time…appreciated…

  10. Hema

    May 27, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Sridevi, what onion you used? Is it spring onion or regular onion. Love to try.

  11. Sridevi

    May 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Hema, I used purple onion…spring onion is also nice to go..

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    June 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm

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