Lentil Spinach Soup

Lentil Spinach Soup

Ingredients:

  • Spinach finely chopped
  • 15-20 leaves
  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) 3/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic,chopped 6-8 cloves
  • Ginger,chopped 1 inch piece
  • Green chillies seeded and chopped
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Method:

  • Cook moong dal with half the turmeric powder and asafoetida till soft. Heat oil (or ghee) in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, green chillies and sauté for one minute. Add onion and continue to sauté till onion gets lightly browned.
  • Add spinach and sauté for half a minute. Add the remaining turmeric powder and stir. Add dal and mix well.
  • Add one cup water and salt and stir. Add lemon juice just before serving.
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