Dal Soup


Enjoy this traditional Indian soup!

Easy Serves
SKILL LEVEL 8 servings
2 quarts water
1-1/2 tablespoons turmeric
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 whole bay leaves
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2-3/4 cups (about 1 pound) lentils, washed
1/4 cup Mazola® Right Blend Oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon whole mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro OR mint leaves
Lemon wedges for garnish

Combine water, turmeric, coriander, bay leaves, garlic and cayenne pepper in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.  Add lentils, reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes.

Heat oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion, ginger, cumin and mustard seeds.  Cook until onion begins to brown, stirring often, about 10 minutes.  Mix in lemon juice.  Stir onion mixture into lentils.  Add salt.  Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with cilantro or mint.  Serve with lemon wedges.  Garnish each bowl with a dollop of plain yogurt, if desired.

Recipe tip:  If soup is thin, simmer until reduced to desired consistency.

Total Time
Cook Time 55 minutes
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