Green Split Pea Dhal

“Exotic yet cheep to make, this beautiful soup smells like an Indian restaraunt while it cooks, and fills you up like a meal! with the healthy fiber and protein of split peas and the vitamins and minerals of carrots, spinach, and tomatos, all in a curry base that can blow your socks off if you choose, this is one of my favorite winter and spring survival foods.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
3-7
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Over high heat in a large soup pot, combine 1/2 tbs of the ghee or oil, garlic, minced pepper, and tomato slice. Saute over high heat until close to burning.
  2. Add 1/4 to 1/2 the spice mixture and the rest of the oil, if you need to (sometimes the extra oil is unneccssary).
  3. Saute until spices are slightly roasted and everything is nice and melded.
  4. Add the tomato juice and water, allow to come to a boil.
  5. Add 1/2 of the remaining spice mixture and the split peas.
  6. Simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Add carrots and last of the spice mixture.
  8. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  9. Mash the split peas with a spoon or potato masher, or use a blender, then return to the pot.
  10. Add spinach and spice to taste, simmer for a final 10-20 minutes. Serve hot with rice or roti.

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