Dal Vegetable Soup Recipe
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A dal vegetable soup with a moong dal and lots of added vegetable to make an Indian-style dal soup recipe, perfectly easy and healthy.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4-6
For Soup Base
  • ¼ cup moong dal (yellow split lentils)
  • 1 cup tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup carrots, cubed
  • ½ cup onions, cubed
  • 2 flakes of garlic
Soup Add-On
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • ½ cup button mushrooms, chopped fine
  • ½ cup carrots, chopped fine
  • ½ cup celery, chopped fine
  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder, freshly cracked (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  1. Add the soup base ingredients - moong dal, carrots, tomatoes, onion, garlic - to a pressure cooker with enough water to submerge the ingredients
  2. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or 15 minutes (Alternatively, cook them in a covered pot until the dal is soft and the vegetables turn mushy)
  3. Open and let this mixture cool while you chop up the vegetables needed to add on to the soup
  4. Once cool, blend the moong dal mixture to an almost smooth paste
  5. Heat butter in a pan and add the chopped vegetables except spinach - mushroom, carrot, celery - and saute until they turn soft
  6. Add the pureed moong dal mixture
  7. Top up with 3-4 cups water or as much as you'd like to bring to to the right consistency
  8. Bring to the boil and add salt and sugar
  9. Finally add the spinach leaves and boil again for a minute or two
  10. Add cracked pepper and lemon juice, mix well, and serve hot
Recipe by Edible Garden at https://www.cookingandme.com/2016/12/01/dal-vegetable-soup-recipe/