Dinner, Food, Hugs in a Bowl

Moong Bean Soup

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.

The What:

Prep

  • 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

The How:
*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.

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