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Indian Dal Soup

Indian Dal Soup step-by-step recipe |
"Nutritious, easy to make and delicious Indian soup made with split yellow peas, spices, fresh cilantro and a touch of lemon. That thick, luscious stew, bursting with amazing flavors is just perfect way to treat your taste buds!"

Ingredients Serves 4

  • 1.5 cups split yellow peas
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tomato
  • Small bunch cilantro
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/3 tsp asafoetida (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Rinse the yellow peas thoroughly until the water is almost clear. Soak for at least 30 minutes.

    Indian Dal Soup
  2. Place the peas into a soup pan, add 6 cups of water, add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat uncovered until the pea is soft, about 30-40 minutes. Add boiling water when needed.

    Indian Dal Soup
  3. Cut one tomato into small cubes. Wash and chop the cilantro finely.

    Indian Dal Soup
  4. When the peas become soft, add cubed tomato and 1.5 teaspon of salt, cook together for 5 minutes.

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  5. Puree the soup using an immersion blender. Add more hot water if necessary to get desired consistency.

    Indian Dal Soup
  6. In a small saucepan heat up 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, add cumin seeds and optionally 1/3 teaspoon of asafoetida. Saute for about one minute until a nice aroma is released.
    Pour the oil with spices into a soup, add chopped cilantro and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix well.

    Indian Dal Soup

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 10 March 2015

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Diet type: vegan
Category: first course
Difficulty: easy
You will also need: Blender

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