The lemon grass flavors of this soup are quite delightful and full of flavor. Another cool aspect of lemongrass is that it helps flush out harmful toxins from the body. Isn’t it great how something with so much deliciousness can be so healthy for you! You may ask “what is Dal”? Dal is a dried lentil, pea or type of bean which has been split. The word Dal is also referred to as the type of thick stew prepared from lentils, like these moong beans they start out as fresh mung beans.
With only one and a half weeks away from our wedding date, we have a crazy busy week ahead of us. I made a big batch of soup and a large kale salad to make meals a little easier. I can’t believe how fast time flies! With all of our visitors coming I am sure there will be some beach picnics involved with all this food.
One of my my most favorite people, Tanya, is able to pull off coming to our wedding all the way from Switzerland; I couldn’t be more thrilled! I also can’t get over the fact that five of my closest friends are renting a house only one house away from ours. Also my mom, Ang and the boys are staying with us too; I am soooo excited about this!
I believe the flavors of this soup are best complimented by a white wine, like a Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc or for a Red, a Red Rioja Or Pinot Noir.
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Recipe: Approx. 6 – 8 servings
- 1/2 Large White Onion – diced
- 2 Cloves Garlic – minced
- 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger Root – microplaned
- 1 Serrano Pepper – minced
- 2 – 3 Tablespoons Chili Olive Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup Dry White Wine
- 1 Unsalted Vegetable Bouillon Cube
2 Cups Yellow Moong Dal Lentils
10 Cups Filtered Water
1 – 2 Stocks Fresh Lemongrass
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed
2 Teaspoons Turmeric Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
2 Teaspoons Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro
- Fresh cilantro
- Chili oil
- Micro sprouts
Moong beans have a low glycemic index, which is great for diabetics. They are a great source of protein, rich in soluble dietary fiber and also known to help with lowering bad LDL cholesterol. Moong beans have protease inhibitors, which are known to prevent cancer and to prevent the formation of cancer and tumor cells.