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Healthy Moong dal Soup Recipe

Moong dal soup is high in protein.  yet simple and easy to make.


  • 1 cup splityellow Moong dal, washed 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 3 cups water
  •  Hari cilantro for garnishing

For the Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 
  • Pinch of asafetida (hing)


  1. Wash the dal several times, until the water becomes almost clear.
  2. In a medium pot combine the moong dal, turmeric, salt, and water. Cook over medium high heat until it starts to boil. 
  3. Lower the heat to medium and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until completely cooked and a little mushy. Stir occasionally and add more water if needed. Turn off the heat.
  4. Puree the dal using blender. If needed, adjust the thickness of the dal by adding more boiled water. Mix well. The dal will thicken as it cools.
  5. Add hari cilantro, it gives the soup a fresh green appearance and a tangy flavor.


  1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan. Add cumin seeds and wait until the seeds crack. Add asafetida and turn off the heat.
  2. Pour mixture over the cooked soup.