Food Friday: Dahl Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I was little I lived in Burma and had an Indian nanny.  She was a Catholic and her name was Mary.  She spoiled me.  One of my favorite foods was dahl soup. I could eat it every day.  When the rest of the family was eating something I didn’t like, she make me dahl soup.  I have no idea what her recipe was but here is mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dahl Soup

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, diced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put a tablespoon of oil into a pot and add onion and garlic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut up half a potato, skinned and add to the pot (or you can use a carrot)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the onion is soft add

4 cups broth

1.5 cups dahl (lentils)

Add 1 tsp diced fresh ginger

2 tsp curry powder

1 tsp cumin

 

Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allow to cool a bit and pour soup into a blender or use a hand blender until smooth

Return to the pot and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste

If it is too thick, add some water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add some chicken if you like

Enjoy!

 

 

5 thoughts on “Food Friday: Dahl Soup

  1. Ummm, smells delicious! The staple here is paripoo – a soupy concoction of dhal with onion, garlic and ginger cooked in coconut milk. Kumari made it for me last night, and I’m ashamed to admit I ate it just as if it were soup, with pieces of coconut roti as accompaniment, instead of the other way around. So you see, I can understand how you developed a love for dhal soup 🙂

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