Indian Dal Soup


50 min

Indian Dal Soup

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50 min


4 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Nutritious, easy to make and delicious… This Indian soup made with split yellow peas, spices, fresh cilantro and a touch of lemon will not leave you indifferent! That thick, luscious stew, bursting with amazing flavors is the best way to treat your friends and family!


  • split yellow peas : 1.5 cup
  • turmeric : 0.5 tsp
  • tomatoes : 1 piece
  • cilantro : 1 bunch (small)
  • salt : 1.5 tsp
  • vegetable oil : 2 Tbsp
  • cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • asafoetida : 0.25 tsp
  • chili pepper : 0.5 tsp
  • lemon juice : 1 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Take a deep soup bowl, rinse the yellow peas thoroughly until the water is almost clear. Soak for at least 30 minutes.

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  2. Add 6 cups of water, add 0.5 teaspoon of turmeric powder and boil the ingredients. Cook on medium heat uncovered until the pea is soft. This will take for about 30-40 minutes. Add boiling water if needed.

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  3. Wash and chop one tomato. Then wash and chop the cilantro finely.

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  4. When the peas become soft, add chopped tomato and 1.5 teaspoon of salt. Cook together for about 5 minutes.

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  5. Puree the soup using a blender. Add more hot water if necessary to get the consistency you need.  

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  6. Take another saucepan and heat up 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil there. Then add cumin seeds and optionally 1/3 teaspoon of asafoetida. Sauté for about one minute. Add the oil with spices into your soup, add chopped cilantro and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix well. Serve hot. Bon appétit!

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