Aam Daal/ Raw Mango Lentil Soup
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Recipe Type: Main Course, Side Dish
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Serves: 4
 
A warm comforting lentil soup with tangy mango bites in between filled with flavor. Serve it as a soup or enjoy with white rice.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (227 Gram) moong daal
  • 1 raw green mango, peeled and chopped to bite size
  • 2 tbs (15 gram) ginger, finely grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs (15 gram) cumin seed
  • 1 tsp (5 gram)hing/asafoetida
  • ½ cup (114 grams) cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilly, slit half
  • 2 bay leaf, either fresh or dry
  • 1 tbs (15 gram) ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 tsp (5 gram) chilly powder
  • 1 tsp (5 gram)turmeric
  • salt
  • oil, I used olive oil
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan and pour the moong daal.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and keep sauteing until it turns golden in color.
  3. This will take about 2 to 3 minutes and you can make out that it's done by the roasted aroma.
  4. Once done, you need to boil the lentils with some salt.
  5. Heat some oil in a pan, add the bay leaf, ginger and onion.
  6. Add some salt and saute until the onion becomes translucent.
  7. Pour the mango pieces, turmeric and some salt. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  8. Now, pour the boiled lentils to the pan and add water if it looks too thick.
  9. Add the green chilly and cook for about 5 minutes.
  10. Check for salt and once done, keep it aside.
  11. In a sauce pan, heat 1 tbs ghee. Add chilly powder, cumin seeds, asafoetida and cilantro. Keep in medium heat and cook for a minute. It will spatter so, be very careful.
  12. After about a minute, pour the content on top of the daal.
  13. Serve it hot with some bread or rice.
Notes
The cooking time will differ depending on how you boil the lentils. If you use a pressure cooker, it will take less time as compared to boiling it in a pan or microwave.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/aam-daal-raw-mango-lentil-soup/