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Healthy Lentil Soup

Healthy Lentil Soup
Recipe type: soups
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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This colourful soup makes an appealing entrée. Moong dal has a high potassium content which helps keep blood pressure under check.
  • For the moong dal purée
  • 3 tbsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup carrot cubes
  • Other ingredients
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • ½ tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery
  • 2 tbsp cooked barley (jau)
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste
  1. For the moong dal purée
  2. Wash and soak moong dal for few hours.
  3. Drain, add 3 cups of water, onions and carrots and pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles.
  4. When cooked, purée till smooth. Keep aside.
  5. How to proceed
  6. Heat the oil in non-stick pan and sauté the onions, garlic and celery for 1 minute.
  7. Add the moong dal purée and bring to boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and stir in the cooked pearl barley, salt and pepper.
  8. Mix the corn flour with ½ cup of water and add to the soup.
  9. Simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.
Pearl barley is easily available at local chemists. Wash it thoroughly and cook in boiling water like rice.
The water in which barley is cooked is nutritious and rich in antioxidants that help to fight diseases.
It can be used for kneading dough or added to buttermilk or soups.
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