Masoor Dal Soup

High levels of proteins

Nutritional Powerhouse: Any combination of lentils (~ 20%) and rice (~80%) has all the necessary acids, making a complete protein.

🍃From my pantry:

  • Red Lentils (Masoor Dal), 1 Cup
  • Curry (1/2 tsp)
  • Turmeric (1/2 tsp)
  • Chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Tomato (100 grams)
  • Cumin (1 tsp)
  • Leeks (1/2 piece)
  • Garlic, minced ( 1Tbsp)
  • Spring water (3 Cup or as required)
  • Coconut oil, (1 Tbsp)

Directions 🍃

  1. Heat coconut oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add leeks, tomato, and garlic to the pan and gently sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Place the red lentils in a bowl and wash them well.
  3. Drain the lentils and put them in a heavy-based pan with veggies and spring water water.
  4. Bring up to pressure on a medium flame.
  5. Add the salt, chilli powder, cumin, turmeric … to the lentils. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Cook the dal over low heat for 45 minutes -on a low flame-, stirring occasionally.
  7. Eat them with some organic brown rice !

Note: It does not need soaking prior to cooking as it is a soft dal & cooks quickly.