This Indian Dhal Lentil Curry Soup is one of my very favourite dishes in cold winter times.
It is not only nourishing but warms you nicely from the inside.
This Dhal recipe is actually one of the most typical Indian dishes you can find. In India the people even eat this dish every single evening. It does not only nourish your body but also cleanses and detoxes it from the inside.
A quick word about LENTILS.
Some people may find lentils very weird or an intimidating ingredient. Maybe that's because no one has ever shown them how to cook a great lentil dish.
I think lentils are great. Not only on the healthy side, as they are high in fibre and full of good vegetable protein. They are also low in calories, fat free AND quick and easy to cook.
You can find them fairly cheap in the supermarkets and use them different and very delicious ways.
You should also check out my great lentil recipe like the Warm Lentil Salad.
Ok, folks. Back to this beautiful recipe. Find out below whatever groceries you need to shop and how to make this awesome soup at home. By the way - I LOVE hearing your recipe results when you try them. I am very serious. Not joking! So whenever you cook or bake some of Vic's Health Kitchens foods either send it to me on firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on instagram using #vicshealthkithchen.
The Indian Dhal Lentil Curry Soup
ALL YOU NEED:
feeds 3 hungry people
- 200g lentils, soaked overnight - I used red lentils
- one knob (about 3 cm) of ginger, finely chopped
- 2 big tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil
- 2-3 big onions, chopped
- 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
- fresh coriander leaves
- 3 cups of organic vegetable broth, if non vegan chicken broth will do ;)
- 2 spicy red chillies
- 1/2 -1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garam marsala
- 1 teaspoon curcuma
- 1/2 teaspoon 7 spice mix
THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT:
- Heat the ghee in a large pot over a medium high heat.
- Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic, ginger and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Now, add all the spices: turmeric, 7 spice mix, garam marsala and chilli and cook for a further minute or until fragrant. Season to taste with salt.
- Add the soaked and drained lentils to the pot and stir well.
- Add 3 cups of broth, stir and bring to boil.
- Now lower the heat to a minimum and cook for about 25 minutes until the lentils are cooked. They will start to split when they are done.
- Serve with fresh coriander leaves.
So simple, so quick, so good!
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