Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yellow Moong Dal with Carrot Soup!

While at college, the first two years passed as a blur. If I could remember anything substantial, it would be the final year and its events that stay clear in memory. Maybe because I finally came in terms with my fate. Whatever it is, I somehow coped well, maybe more because my best friend was my family friend. Her father was my Dad's senior at college. When they started their career, they joined the same organization. So after a reunion of some years, our two families, spent many years traveling together during summer vacation. We were 9 of us and I can still remember the many journeys to the nook and corner of Southern India together.

My friend, who was the middle child, was a very charismatic person. Very extrovert, lively and can easily charm anybody. No matter where it was, she will for sure, have a crowd around her. She was smart, infact brilliant I would say. I knew she could've reached lots, had she applied her mind to it. For me, it was very different. I was at a place, where I never wanted too. But I was glad I could bear the moment because my pal was around and because of her, there was a gang for me. When I allowed myself, we did spend some girl time together, roaming around the city as you truly ought too, if you were in a college. But sadly for me, it lasted all but one year, my final year and I can only always claim of having enjoyed one year of college. Surprisingly I seem to remember of those days so much all of a sudden. Maybe I will bore you all those details the coming days. Still it gives a joy remembering those days!

When I think of my friend, I feel middle child tends to be like that? Cos Peddu is like that. Very charming and sweet and very pleasing. I heard from somebody that middle child tends to be ignored. So hubby dear and me, wanted to ensure it never happens. But guess what, there was never a need. Now we make sure we try our best to include Konda and Chinnu in everything!

Coming to today's recipe, its a very flovoursome mix of dal and vegetable, which I got to know from a Dietitian friend of mine. Though she didn't mention mint, adding that gives a nice aroma!

Ingredients Needed:

Yellow Moong Dal / Pesara pappu - 1 ladleful
Carrots - 2 small
Garlic pods - 3 small
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Mint leaves - 5
Green Chillies - 1/2 long

Method to prepare:

Wash the moong dal well, chop the carrots and add the rest of the ingredients. pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Once its cooled down, grind to a smooth paste. Add required water and bring to boil.

Add salt and pepper, adjust and serve.

Note: Both green chilli and pepper would make this very spicy, so go easy on it. You can either add chili alone or pepper alone. Else use as per your taste.

Check out what Recipe Marathon co runners, came out for today!

DK , Siri , Anu, Ranji, PJ, Curry Leaf, Medha, Priya, Bhawna, Raaji, Ruchii, Kamala, Roopa, Divya Kudua, Rekha , Divya M, Lak, Raaga, Lakshmi Venkatesh, Sripriya, Viji, Kamalika and Pavani

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22 comments :

Bhawana said...

moong dal soup is really comforting. delicious.

rekhas kitchen said...

Iam a big fan of soups this one looks delicious valli

Kamalika said...

U reminded me of my college days .. happy days .. no responsibilities no reports to be submitted , no time to work. Wish I had a time machine ... to go back ..

Ur soup is perfect for the climate

Dibs said...

ah.. the miseries of a middle child!!! I shd know! ;-)

Sounds like this soup will taste great with rice too!

Sharmila said...

Wow!I have good list of soups to try this winter.Way to go Sri! :-)

Kamini said...

Yes, things somehow always look better in retrospect, don't they? I wonder how your friend is doing now.
This dal soup looks nourishing and tasty, the perfect meal for a cold winter's night!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Hmm read the post took me back into memory lane of college days. Hmmm comming back soup looks gr8.

Simran said...

So it's over to soups after the halwas :)

When are the rice dishes coming?

ranji said...

nice and healthy soup!!!great for a light meal..good one valli :)

Madhu said...

Love the colour,looks good.

Medhaa said...

so hearthy and comforting

Sunshinemom said...

I must make this! Ages since I made a soup and this one looks so comforting!

Sunshinemom said...

BTW, I am a middle child, and I remember giving my parents a hard time as a kid with many so called scientific facts!!

Kalai said...

Awesome looking soup, Valli! Please drop by my blog for a sweet surprise! :)

kamala said...

U reminded my college days Valli..Helathy soup

PJ said...

Love this soup..Prepare it the same way minus the green chillies..

karuna said...

i have joined the gang too. yuhooo. a nice hearty soup

Andhra Flavors said...

its very healthy soup.

Curry Leaf said...

Looks delicious.Not yet tried

Alka said...

Ahh some one just called me Charming,sweet and pleasing....lolz i am MIDDLE child ,with my elder sis getting all the RIGHTS to decide things and younger sibling getting all the attention for her tantrums i was one who lived a BETWEEN life.But thankfully my parents spl.y my father made sure to pamper me with nice words and appreciations ,so that i didn't feel left out.

Coming to soup, this one sounds really new to me,and i agree mint gives a KICK to whole dish

SMN said...

Valli that glass looks so filling loved the idea of adding moong dal

Divya Kudua said...

I had bookmarked a recipe of moong dals with carrot soup long back...you've made it easier for me..now I can try out your tried and tested recipe..;-)

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