Fijian Dhal Soup

Fijian Dhal Soup

William Anatooskin 10

"I developed this soup after going on a 2 month vacation in Fiji. For those of you who enjoy a somewhat spicy soup, this one is for you. If you want to make it really spicy add a little more cayenne pepper."


servings 168 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 811 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium size stock pot add 4 cups water, dhal peas, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and soak for about 1 hour. When softened, drain and rinse well.
  2. In a large stock pot, add 10 cups water and drained dhal pea mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 1/2 hour or until peas are soft.
  3. In a saute pan, add olive oil, garlic and onions and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Add onion mixture, crushed chili pepper, carrots and celery to large stock pot. Cook for 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
  5. Puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor. Return to stock pot and add salt, turmeric, curry powder, chicken soup base and soy sauce. Simmer for another 5 minutes and then serve
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  1. 13 Ratings


I am sorry but this is not correct. I'm Indo-fijian and we don't use soy sauce, celery or many of the ingredients mentioned in this recipe. Actually the recipe for daal is much simpler and we ...

My husband and I love Indian food, so I thought I would give this recipe a try. I took one bite of it and knew my husband would love it. I handed him the bowl and as he took a bite, his eyes j...

My husband and I love Indian dishes and thought this soup was wonderful. Im not the most experienced chef and I couldn't even screw it up!!!

Truly simple to make but you must be a curry lover - if you don't like curry - forget this dish. The only problem I had was the amt. of salt-I used half the suggested amt and it was too much fo...

Very nice and warming on a cold winter day, but not really traditional Fijian dhal.

Didn't change a thing. We enjoyed this soup.

I followed the receipe exactly except I did not add fenugreek as it was not available. Really delicious, hearty soup. It was very easy and quick.

Good soup, especially for lentil lovers, but even if your not. Skipped the fungreek, don't like, and the salt.

I've been looking for a recipe that was similar to a Dhal soup in a local restaurant and I think I've found it! This was delicious and loved by all.