Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lentils and Chicory Greens Soup

Chicory Greens


Masoor Dal – ½ cup
Channa Dal – ½ cup
Toor Dal   – ½ cup
Water       -4 cups
Chicory Greens - 1 bunch (cleaned and chopped)
Onion      - 1 (chopped)
Tomato     - 3 (chopped)
Green Chili– 3
Garlic     - 3 cloves
Turmeric   - 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice– 2 tbs
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Red chili - 2 broken
Clarified butter - 1 tsp

        Pressure cook all the dals along with green chili, garlic and turmeric for one whistle. Meanwhile heat some oil in a large pan. Add cumin and mustard seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add hing and chopped onions. Sauté it until the onion becomes translucent. Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Once the tomatoes become mushy, stir in the chopped chicory greens and sauté it until the leaves are wilted. Reduce the heat and add the mashed dals to the pan. Let it cook for some more time (5-6min) in a medium flame. Stir in lemon juice at the end. Fry the red chili in a tsp of clarified butter and add it to the dal.  Add cracked pepper before your serve.

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