Banane Ki Vidhi
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is translucent.
Add the mixed vegetables to the pot. Cook for a few minutes until they begin to soften.
Stir in the rinsed and drained lentils. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and black pepper. Stir to coat the vegetables and lentils with the spices.
Pour in the vegetable broth and add the undrained diced tomatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils and vegetables are tender.
Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt and pepper to suit your preference.
Garnish the low-fat mixed vegetable and lentil soup with fresh cilantro if desired.
Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice into each bowl if you like.