Thursday, 18 February 2010


Healthy dal soup topped with toasted brown bread cut in the shape of hearts
Preparation Time : 20-30 minutes
Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes
Servings : 4


Ripe red tomatoes, quartered 6 medium
Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) , soaked 1/2 cup
Oil 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Onion , sliced 1 small
Ginger, sliced 1 inch piece
Garlic, sliced 2 cloves
Salt to taste
White pepper powder to taste
Brown bread 4 slices
Fresh coriander leaves 4 sprigs


Heat oil in a deep pan.
Add cumin seeds, onion, ginger and garlic and sauté till lightly browned.
Add moong dal and sauté for a minute.
Add three cups of water and bring the mixture to a boil.
Add salt and pepper powder and stir.
Add tomatoes and mix.
Cover and cook till the dal is completely cooked.
Cut the brown bread slices into heart shaped pieces with a cookie cutter.
Heat a pan and toast the bread hearts till golden and crisp.
Strain the dal mixture and blend the solids into a smooth puree.
Pass the puree through a sieve into a deep pan.
Add the strained stock and mix.
Bring the mixture to a boil.
Adjust seasoning.
Pour the soup into individual soup bowls, garnish with the toasted bread hearts and coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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