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Indian Lentil Soup (Dal Shorva) Recipe

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indian
soup

     






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Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups mung beans (red lentils or yellow lentils)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2-3 curry (leaves or bay leaves)
  • 6 cups chicken stock (vegetable stock preferably home made)
  • 3 tbsps vegetable oil (ghee)
  • 2 tsps mustard seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lemon (sliced)
  • Preparation:
    1. 1 Rinse the beans or lentils.
    2. 2 Bring to a boil with the stock, turmeric, Cayenne, cumin, cardamom and curry/bay leaves.
    3. 3 Let simmer until the beans or lentils are very soft (ca 30 minutes).
    4. 4 If using bay leaves, remove them now. Curry leaves can be left in the soup.
    5. 5 Mix the soup slightly to a not too smooth consistency (or mash the lentils/beans with a ladle).
    6. 6 Sautee the garlic and mustard seeds lightly in the fat and add to the soup.
    7. 7 Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
    8. 8 Remove all yellow and white peel from the lemon slices and place in a soup tureen or in individual soup plates.
    9. 9 Serve hot with pita or paratha bread.

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    modified: 2012.05.28 | created: 2012.05.28





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