Creamy Dal Soup

75 8 servings, 3/4 cup (175 mL) each
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8 servings, 3/4 cup (175 mL) each

Herb & Garlic cream cheese adds flavour and creaminess to our soup - made with lentils, vegetables, ginger and spices, it is the perfect warm-up on cool evenings.

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  • Wash lentils; place in medium bowl. Add enough water to completely cover lentils. Let stand 10 min.; drain.
  • Heat oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add vegetables, ginger and cumin seed; cook and stir 5 min. or until vegetables are beginning to soften.
  • Stir in broth, tomatoes, cream cheese product, dry seasonings and lentils. Bring to boil, stirring frequently until cream cheese is completely melted; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 45 min. or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Blend soup, in batches, in blender until smooth. Serve topped with fresh coriander.


For a fully meatless soup, prepare using vegetable broth.


If you have an immersion blender, you can use that to blend the soup right in the saucepan.

Special Extra

Serve topped with naan croutons. Just cut 1 naan into 1/2-inch pieces; spread onto baking sheet. Bake in 400ºF oven 10 min. or until crisp. Sprinkle over individual servings of soup.


  • 8 servings, 3/4 cup (175 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 3/4 cup (175 mL) each
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 550mg
Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 45 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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