Yellow Split Mung Dal Soup
1 cup yellow split mung dal
6-7 cups water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oil or ghee
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp finely grated ginger
¼ tsp turmeric powder
1 to 1 ½ tsp Dal spice mix
1 tsp finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
7 - 8 curry leaves
Wash yellow split mung dal with plenty of water
In a heavy bottom pot take 7 cups of cold water, add washed yellow split mung dal into it.
On high heat bring this mixture to a boil. Remove foam from the surface.
Let it cook on medium heat for 30-45 minutes. Add salt at the end of cooking.
Heat oil or ghee in a small skillet.
Add mustard seeds and wait until they pop.
Next add cumin seeds and curry leaves
Sauté on low heat for ½ min.
Add ginger and turmeric powder.
In 1 teaspoon dal spice mix add some water to make a paste
Add this paste into ghee & spice mixture, stir well & sauté for ½ minute.
Pour this mixture into the cooked yellow split mung dal which is already prepared.
Bring it to a boil on high heat so that the spices in ghee can get mixed well into dal.
Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley.
Add finely chopped tomatoes (1/2 cup) in step 2 just before adding dal spice mix paste.