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Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen
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Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup

A combination of lentil, broccoli, fresh veggies, and spices make up this hearty and healthy Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup. Pair this flavor-packed soup with some homemade bread for a wholesome meal tonight. 
Course Soups
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 SERVINGS
Calories 261kcal
Author Ruchi





  • - - Fresh squeeze of lemon


  • Wash lentils under cold water until the water runs clear. Set it aside.
  • Drizzle oil into the Instant Pot. Set it to SAUTE. Once the oil is hot, add onions, garlic, and ginger.
  • Cook onions, garlic, and ginger stirring often, until the onions are translucent.
  • Stir in celery, carrots, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add broccoli florets.
  • Add lentils to the pot and stir to combine with the veggies.
  •  Add turmeric, cumin, black pepper, red chili, and salt. Pour 5-6 cups of water/veg stock. Make sure everything is covered under water.
  • Cover, and seal the Instant Pot. Cancel the 'Saute' mode. Select 'Manual' mode and then set to cook on HIGH pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Once 5 minutes are done, wait for 2 minutes then release the pressure. Open the lid and stir the soup.
  • Hand blend the soup with a spatula. If the soup is too thick for your liking, add 1/4 cup of water or stock until you reach your desired consistency.
  • I prefer a thick and hearty soup that's the reason I have hand blended my soup but feel free to use an immersion blender to blend your soup.
    Instant Pot Broccoli Lentil Soup - Ruchiskitchen
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot with a sprinkle of red chili flakes and chopped cilantro leaves. Also, squeeze a generous amount of lemon for bright, fresh flavor.


Tips to Consider!
  •  Make sure all your content (veggies and lentils) are covered under water. If you feel the water/vegetable stock is less then add an extra 1/2 cup of liquid to the recipe.
  •  If the water is excess, it will not harm the recipe. Before grinding, let the excess water evaporate on 'Saute mode '. Just keep stirring until the soup is thick.
  • To make this soup on a cooktop, use a heavy-bottomed pan. Follow the same steps until you have added water and spices.
  • Cover and simmer until the veggies and lentils are soft - about 30 minutes.
  •  Add water as needed during the cooking process.
  •  When cooked, hand-blend the vegetables and lentils until smooth.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 11350IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4.1mg