Herbal Lentil Soup ( Soups and Salads Recipe )

Soup with fresh herbs simmered in lentil ( moong dal) stock.

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The herbal lentil soup is a light soup that has pressure-cooked moong dal as the base stock with corn flour imparting an extra thickness. The soup is mildly flavoured with herbs like celery and dill that are sautéed in butter to release their fragrance. A sprinkling of fresh pepper and salt, and this soup is ready to serve. An ideal comfort food, this one!

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Makes 6 servings
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For The Stock
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1/4 cup roughly chopped potatoes

Other Ingredients
1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp chopped celery (ajmoda)
2 tbsp chopped dill leaves or parsley
salt and pepper to taste
3 tsp cornflour

For the stock

  1. Combine the moong dal, onions and potatoes along with 4 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend in a mixer till smooth and strain using a strainer. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Combine the cornflour with 3/4 cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and celery and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  3. Add the stock, bring to boil and cook on a slow flame for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the dill leaves, salt, pepper and cornflour mixture, mix well and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Serve hot.
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 on 22 Jul 13 12:32 PM

I and my father loved it so much and decided to have it more & more...moong dal with fresh herb gave heavenly taste...I added crushed garlic and that tastes fantastic...thanks a lot
 on 20 Apr 13 10:24 AM

Healthy yellow moong dal soup with chopped onions floating on top mixed in with delightful taste of fresh herbs.