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Fijian Dhal Soup

Fijian Dhal Soup

William Anatooskin

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.

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Nutrition

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  • 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

Directions

  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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Reviews

miacorner
43
12/30/2007

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 don't need to use a food processor. Here is the real recipe: DHAL SOUP (Soup from a dhal! ) Ingredients 1 cup dahl 1 tsp. curry powder 2 cloves garlic 2 small chilies (optional) 1 small onion 2-3 curry leaves 1 tsp. curry powder 1 tsp. sarso 1 tsp. jeeri ghee or oil Soak the dhal in water overnight. Heat approximately 2 tbsp. of ghee or oil in a pot. Add sarso and jeeri until they pop, then add onion and curry leaves. Fry until soft. Pound garlic and chili leaves together, add. Once the onion mixture is soft and light brown, add curry powder. Add the dhal. Boil the dhal in four cups water until soft (l hour, when most of the water is gone). Add salt to taste and voila. Hope this helps.

RICKETT
11
5/30/2003

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 just rolled in the back of his head as if he were in an overwhelming state of palatable pleasure. If you like curry, then give this one a try.

JENNIFER BOWMAN
8
3/19/2003

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!!!