Banane Ki Vidhi
Prepare Moong Dal:
Rinse the moong dal under cold water until the water runs clear. Set it aside.
In a large pot, heat ghee or olive oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
Add grated ginger and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté for a minute until fragrant.
Add Tomatoes and Spices:
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, ground coriander, and cumin powder. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and the spices are well-incorporated.
Cook Moong Dal:
Add the washed moong dal to the pot and stir well to coat it with the spices. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Pour in Broth/Water:
Pour vegetable broth or water into the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the moong dal is soft and cooked.
Season the moong dal soup with salt and black pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
Optional: Blend Soup (If Desired):
For a smoother consistency, you can use an immersion blender to partially blend the soup. This step is optional, and you can leave the soup chunky if you prefer.
Garnish and Serve:
Ladle the moong dal soup into bowls. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with lemon wedges if desired.
Serve the nourishing moong dal soup hot, and savor its comforting flavors.