Red Lentil and Barley Soup

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Total Time:
30-45 mins
Serves:4
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Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For the sesame Carrot lolly: Oil + extra to shallow fry - 30 ml
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped Green chilli - 2 tsp
  • Chopped Ginger - 2 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic - 1/2 tsp
  • Potatoes, put in cold water with salt and boiled for 35 mins - 850 gms
  • Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Sesame seeds - 100 gms
  • Carrots, cut into batons - 200 gms
  • For the soup: Masoor dal, washed and drained - 300 gms
  • Water - 900 ml
  • Salt - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 50 ml
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chopped Ginger - 2.5 tsp
  • Chopped Garlic - 1 tbsp
  • Chopped Green chillies - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder - 2.5 tsp
  • Chopped Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
  • Barley, boiled - 50 gms

How to Make Red Lentil and Barley Soup

  • To make the sesame lolly
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • When they start to crackle, add green chillies, ginger, garlic and turmeric powder.
  • Add the potato, and stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat.
  • When cool, add coriander leaves, salt and sesame seeds.
  • Shape portions of the potato mixture into roundels, around one end of the carrot batons to form a lollipop.
  • Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the lollipops until golden brown. Set aside.
  • To make the soup
  • Cook dal with water, salt and turmeric powder until done.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  • When it starts to cracke, add ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • Saute for two mins on low.
  • Add the cooked dal and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 15 mins and add cumin powder. Adjust seasoning.
  • Add coriander leaves and remove from heat.
  • To serve, put a spoonful of the barley in a soup bowl and pour the soup over it.
  • Serve hot with the sesame-crusted lolly.