Digestive capacity goes down as weather changes, during illesses, during stressful periods etc. Easy to digest refreshing foods are recommended in such situations. Foods difficult to digest need to be avoided. Many protein rich foods fall in this category. But Moong soup becomes the best choice as it is easy to digest yet provides good proteins! It also provides vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B complex and minerals as well as electrolytes. This soup is also good for toddlers and kids.
Ingredients for Healthy Moong Soup (1 serving)-
For Moong Dal Purée
yellow moong dal- 10 gms (2 tsp)
chopped onions – 10 gms (1/2 small onion)
carrot cubes – 10 gms (1/4 carrot)
chopped onions – 10 gms
chopped garlic- 5 gms
rice flour- 5 gms
oil- 5 ml
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste
Method for Healthy Moong Soup-
For the moong dal purée-
Wash and soak moong dal for few hours.
Drain; add 1 cup of water, onions and carrots and pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles.
Allow it to cool and blend in a mixer to a smooth puree.
How to proceed-
Heat the oil in non-stick pan and sauté the onions for 1 minute.
Add the moong dal purée and bring to boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and stir in the salt
Mix the rice flour with ¼ cup of water and add to the soup.
Simmer for another 3 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutritional information per serving of Healthy Moong Soup:
Energy– 110 kcal, Proteins– 2.5 grams