In pot add split mung beans, ginger, whole chili, turmeric and water, and bring to boil, 10 min. With strainer remove foam.
(Use split mung beans, or use whole mung beans and give 5-10 pulses in food processor, until more beans are split open than not. Don't process too much, or you quickly get just lentil flour and dust.)
Then reduce heat and simmer, 15-25 min., until lentils are tender.
Meanwhile, in spice grinder, grind cumin seeds. After lentils have simmered, add tomatoes, cumin powder, garam masala and salt, and simmer additional 10 min. (Total cooking time for lentils is 45-55 min.) Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
Quick use of stick blender turns into finished soup, or serve chunky and rustic. (Remember to remove the chili if you don't want hot!)
Curry can be made more or less hot by adding or leaving out chili pepper.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (159g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 8 (4%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.8g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 15.2mg||1 %|
|Potassium 795.7mg||21 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 35.8g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 9.3g||37 %|
|Sugars, other 26.5g|
|Protein 13.1g||19 %|
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Calories per serving: 196
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