Moong Dal Soup, Indian Vegan Recipe by Manjula

Moong Dal Soup, Indian Vegan Recipe by Manjula

Today I will be making moong dal soup. This is a very healthy and high in protein soup. Moong dal soup is made with split yellow moong dal. And flavored with hari cilantro chutney. This is very flavorful soup yet very easy and simple to make. This recipe will sever 4-6. For this recipe we need: 1 cup of split,washed yellow moong dal you can by this from Indian grocery store. 2.5 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric (haldi). About 1/4 cup of hari cilantro chutney. This recipe you can see on my website. For seasoning we need: 1 tablespoon of oil 1/4 teaspoon of cumin seeds (jeera) 1/8 teaspoon of asafoetida (hing). For garnishing we need: About 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger 1/8 teaspoon of salt and teaspoon of lemon juice. First wash moong dal. Changing water several times until the water as become almost clear. So first I am going to cook moong dal. So first lets put water. Turmeric Salt And dal. So I will cook this on medium high. As it comes to boil I will reduce the heat to medium. And after that it should take about 20 minutes. Dal as started boiling, as you see it is started foaming so I have to remove some of the foam and reduce the heat to medium. Now just stir it and I am going to cover this and it should take about 20 minutes. In between do stir it one time so it doesn’t burn in the bottom. Or you know if more water is needed you can add the water. It has been about 13 minutes. I will just check it’s not ready yet it will take another 7-8 minutes. Water is not enough so I am just going to add about 1/2 cup of more water. And cover it and let it cook. It has been 20 minutes. So I will check it again. Still this is not ready and it needs little bit more water may be about 1/4 cup. I really like to add the water slowly. If you add too much in before then you have too much foam coming out. So I will cover this. If you want to save sometime Using the pressure cooker it really helps. After dal starts boiling instead of 25 minutes. Pressure cooker will take 5 minutes. Now it’s 25 minutes after the dal start boiling. So lets check it again and dal looks ready. So I am going to turn of the heat. And just wait few minutes. Then I am going to blend this using the hand blender. So now I am going to blend using the hand blender for about 30 seconds. To make dal creamy. This is looking good. So let’s stir it. It is thicker than I want. So here I have already the boiling water. Which I am going to use a it’s needed This looks great. So I am going to make the seasoning. Heat is on, medium high. So first I am going to add the oil and just wait for about 1/2 minute. Oil is ready. I am going to add the cumin seeds. As you cumin seeds are splattering right away. Close the heat and put this in dal. And just put this in dal. After seasoning moong dal soup is starts smelling really good. It’s time to add the cilantro chutney. Add the cilantro chutney to your taste. And my gosh! It’s looking beautiful. And now I am going to garnish it. I have already marinated this ginger in salt and lemon. It is really optional, if you like the ginger you would really enjoy. So just put few pieces. And soup is ready. Moong dal soup brings back lot of good memories. If it was cold and raining when we came back from school my mother always had this soup ready. It tasted wonderful. I hope your family and friends will enjoy this. Thank you. Till we meet again, check out more recipes on

46 thoughts on “Moong Dal Soup, Indian Vegan Recipe by Manjula

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I'll give it a try soon.
    Can you please tell why is it important to wash the dal several times until the water becomes clear?

  2. Thank you, Auntie! I haven't watched a video for a while, though I am subscribed to you. This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!

  3. @ccm800 moong dal is moong bean that has husk removed also nice in this way but the added husks make it very chewy πŸ™‚

  4. @ccm800 Yes. Bear in mind that you can get whole green mung beans, or these split yellow ones, which are the same except that they have the green hulls removed.

  5. @ccm800 i was gonna ask if its similar to lentils, but lentils are brown, so this is mung beans in their upsprouted form?

  6. @ccm800 "Mung Beans are a small, oval type of green bean that is high in fiber. When the bean is split in half it is referred to as moong dal" – Foodista

  7. perfect Manjula ji.
    you are simply superb.
    I want to know how to make daal moth.plz share this also…
    Thanks in advance. πŸ™‚

  8. Lovely recipes and lovely lady! Thank you for taking out time and teaching us delicious recipes!! A special thanks to the camera man/woman for nice capturing!! This is my favorite channel on YouTube!!

  9. Fabulous! Thanks so much, I was looking for this recipe…
    And thank you for sharing that beautiful story about your childhood and your mom… πŸ™‚ Very beautiful.

  10. I am definitely going to try (but without the ginger) I could almost smell it from here πŸ™‚ and Yes I too absolutely loved the story at the end. Keep posting.

  11. hey i'm from trinidad we cook dhal the same way here we eat it with curry meats and roti or rice …it taste grt however you can also put a garlic and half small onion for more flavor trust me…i'm a cook .

  12. @9miji – ginger that Manjula garnished soup with, was soaked in lemon juice and salt.

    Manjula, dear, you rock, as always.
    Bless your heart, bless your hands.

  13. Thanks for sharing! On my channel I made a video on how to cook chickpeas, when I showed how to make a dish called "Doubles".

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