Sounds interesting, doesn't it? The very basic dal converted into a soup! I thought it was a brilliant idea to consume dal as soup and was surprised how I could have not thought about it for so long!! I first tasted it at a friend's place and found it refreshing and surprising too...A very simple, heart-warming, comforting and protein packed soup. 

I used the moong dal with the skin and so the color might not be appetizing to many. But trust me the extra fiber surely does a lot of good :)  Feel free to use the skinned yellow Mung dal if you prefer.

Moong Dal Soup

Ingredients - 

Moong Dal 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Salt as needed
Pepper as needed
Cumin Powder 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder as needed
Asafoetida/Hing 1/8 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped handful
Lemon juice squeeze generously
Add a seasoning of Mustard seeds and Cumin seeds in a teaspoon of oil if preferred. (I didn't add)

Moong Dal Soup

Method Of Preparation - 

Pressure cook moong dal with turmeric and adequate water. (I added about 3 cups of water).

Once the pressure cooker has sufficiently cooled down, blend the dal and add all the spices/flavorings as needed. 

Transfer the contents into a sauce pan and simmer until the soup turns creamy. Adjust the consistency as required by adding more water if required.

Squeeze in lemon juice generously and mix well.

Serve hot and enjoy the protein punch!!

Also goes to Susan's 'MLLA - 40' hosted by Suma Gandlur.

Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 3 Generous servings
Posted by Harini on Monday, October 3, 2011


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Mung Dal Soup looks very much appetizing. Love the texture. First time here, Visit my space when u get time. :-)


  3. Simplyfood Says:
  4. Looks healthy and tasty too.

  5. Sumee Says:
  6. Looks great Harini.. am sure it tasted good. I love whole moong.

  7. Would love to try this.. Super healthy and filling too..
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  8. Indian Khana Says:
  9. Yum and filling this dal very much..soup looks fab

  10. Vardhini Says:
  11. Comforting and tasty.

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  12. Elaichii Says:
  13. I've been wanting to make this for a while, you've inspired me!

  14. Prathima Rao Says:
  15. Hearty & healthy soup!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  16. Priya Suresh Says:
  17. Wat a comforting bowl, super inviting..

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. Very interesting. I should try this soon with some veggies.

  20. Amila Says:
  21. Healthy soup,want to try this next time,found you from MLLA round up
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