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Ready in 20: Delicious, Protein-Packed Dal Soup

Ready in 20: Delicious, Protein-Packed Dal Soup

This is a soup I love to enjoy on a cool evening, with warm bread or just on its own. It is easy to prepare, because the yellow lentil in it cooks quite quickly. Mung dal is a great source of protein, ghee lubricates your microcirculatory channels, cilantro brings in the vitamins and minerals, black pepper makes all these nutrients more easily available to your cells. Above all, the soup is redolent of nature’s goodness, and can be quite addictive.

1 cup mung dal (split yellow lentils)
4 cups water
Salt to taste
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp ghee
½ tsp cumin seeds
Freshly chopped cilantro leaves, for sprinkling on soup
1/4 cup lemon juice (less if you would like it less sour)
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Wash the mung dal in several changes of water, until clean. Soak the dal in plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. ( The longer you soak the dal, the faster the grains cook, but I would suggest not leaving it soaked for more than a couple of hours.)

Put the dal into a heavy-bottomed pan with water, salt, and turmeric, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the dal is cooked completely. Mash it with the back of a spoon if you like, or leave it as is.

Heat the ghee in a small pan, and add cumin seeds to it. As soon as they sputter and crackle, pour the ghee into the dal soup.

Toss in the lemon juice, black pepper, and cilantro leaves.

Slurp hot!

Tip: fire things up with the addition of some cayenne powder. The cayenne heat not only adds zing but helps clear the respiratory channels.

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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3:18AM PST on Dec 2, 2014

Thank you

9:25AM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Thanks

3:37AM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Instant treat to our health

3:12AM PST on Nov 20, 2014

Yes, Jeramie, with garlic!!!!

10:28AM PST on Nov 19, 2014

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9:17AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:16AM PST on Nov 18, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

12:36AM PST on Jan 6, 2014

Thank you :)

9:13AM PST on Nov 24, 2013

Thanks.

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