When it’s the cold months I always like to have some Soup. It’s like a big hug in a bowl. So comforting and so filling. The best thing about Soup is it’s so healthy and so you don’t need to feel guilty about anything, plus it’s so quick to put together.
- 1/3 Cup Whole Moong/Mung Beans
- 2 Tbsp Split Moong/Mung (Daal)
- 1 Tbsp – Red Lentils (Masoor)
Make sure you wash everything about 5/6 times until the Water isn’t cloudy, and soak it for as long as you can.
- 1+1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
- 4 Curry Leaves (optional)
- 1/4 Tsp Asofetida
- 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
- 1 Carrot – Grated
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
- 3 Cups of Water
- Coriander Cumin Powder To Taste
- Paprika Powder To Taste
- Salt To Taste
- 3 Cups of Water (Veg Stock)
- Lemon/Lime Juice
*In The Pressure Cooker*
- Once the Pressure Cooker is heated add Coconut Oil.
- Once the Oil is heated add the Cumin Seeds if you’re using Curry Leaves, then go ahead and add them in now.
- Once the Curry Leave have crackled add Asofetida, Ginger and Garlic Paste.
- Cook all of that off for a minute or so until the raw smell of the Garlic and Ginger have gone away then add the grated Carrot.
- Once everything is well combined, drain the Lentils and Moong Beans and add them to the Pressure cooker along side with all the Dry Spices and Water.
- Give everything a taste so you can ‘edit’ the flavour of the Soup, this is the time to add anything if lacking.
- Close the lid and on Medium- High flame listen out for 4 Whistles.
- Once the Pressure Cooker has had it’s tantrum turn of the Gas.
- Wait around half an hour to an hour before you open it.
- Make sure all the steam is out and open the cooker, check with the of a spoon, slot it under the whistle, give it a little lift to ensure all the steam has escaped.
- Finally, add Lemon Juice, and give everything a blend, adjust the consistency to your liking, and there we have it! A big hug in a bowl is ready.
It’s ready to Eat, Share and Enjoy.
As you can clearly see I wash all Lentils and Rice well until the Water is clear. This is a very important step and I wouldn’t recommend skipping it.