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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Urad dal easy soup recipe


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1 cup split urad dal washed and soaked in water for 1 hour before cooking
4 cups water
1 tablespoon mild green chili
1 tbs minced ginger
2 tablespoon clarified butter 
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves

Heat a pan with 4 cups of water and the washed urad dal.  When the dal comes to a boil remove the foam that forms on the top and discard it, add ginger and green chilies and continue cooking until the dal is cooked and is soft.  It takes about 25 to 30 minutes for the dal to cook.
Season as follows:  Heat clarified butter in a small saucepan add cumin seeds, when the cumin seed sizzles add fennel seeds when they splutter add pinch of asafoetida, turn the heat off and then pour the entire seasoning mixture into the dal add salt to taste.
Serve hot on warm bowls with a sprinkle of coriander leaves enjoy with hot rice or hot chapati ...

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