Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup moong (whole green gram) , soaked for 8 hours and drained
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • For The Garnish
    Spring of coriander (dhania)

Method:

  • Combine the moong and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Do not drain the water.
  • Blend the moong using a hand blender till smooth. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, green chillies and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add the blended moong mixture, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium fame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Serve hot garnished with a sprig of coriander.
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