Melon Soup with Lemon Lentils
Most people look at milk as a source of calcium. However, apart from milk, there's a fruit, melon, which is rich in calcium. Chef Gautam Mehrishi shares a unique soup recipe that allows you to combine melon in the most flavourful way in your meal. Try the Melon Soup with Lemon Lentils recipe. It never fails to impress.
Melon Soup with Lemon Lentils

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-20-22 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 5-10 Min


  • FOR Melon Soup with Lemon Lentils
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 - 4 finely chopped garlic
  • 14 - 15 shallot onions
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 turmeric powder
  • 2 - 3 tbsp chopped squash
  • 2 - 3 tbsp chopped zucchini
  • 1 melon
  • 1 - 1 1/2 glass vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp honey
  • FOR Lemon Lentils
  • 4 - 5 tbsp soaked split brown dal
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 - 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coriander and Mint leaves
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • Pinch of red chilli and roasted cumin powder
  • FOR garnish
  • Microgreens and Fried onions


  1. 1

    In a heated pan, add olive oil, finely chopped garlic, shallot onions and let it roast Add salt as per taste, turmeric powder and stir it Add chopped squash, zucchini and mix it again.
  2. 2

    Peel the melon and extract the seeds from it Add the chopped melon wedges and saute it on the high flame Add vegetable stock and let it cook Add honey to the cooked soup.
  3. 3

    Add the soup in a bowl and blend it well Add the soup again in the pan and let it warm.
  4. 4

    For preparing lemon lentil, in a pan add soaked split brown lentil, salt as per taste, coriander powder, lemon juice, coriander & mint leaves and stir it Add slices of lemons and toss it Add a pinch of red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder and toss it again.
  5. 5

    Serve the soup with lemon lentils and garnish with fried onions and microgreens.
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Chef Gautam Mehrishi loves a fragrant pot of desi ghee, biking through the Himalayas and adding a twist to Indian food, not necessarily in that order! His grandpa was his earliest fan who urged him to follow his passion and cook professionally, and he’s never looked back! He’s a familiar face on television, including LF where he hosts multiple shows.

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