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Moong Bean Soup: Nourishing Mother After Birth

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 2 -3 servings
Author: Ameya Duprey



  • Soak split peeled moong beans at least 1 hour. Drain.
  • Add ghee to heavy bottomed saucepan and turn on medium heat.
  • Add garlic and allow to lightly brown.
  • Add cumin, garam masala and cinnamon stick and fry 30 seconds more.
  • Add fresh grated ginger, sugar and cayenne.
  • When the mix begins to caramelize and turn a reddish brown color, add the moong beans and stir-fry one minute.
  • Add the water, turmeric and optional tamarind.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Cook 2 hours.


* This dish can be made in a slow-cooker relatively effortlessly. Set it on high. Add the water, moong beans and turmeric. Stir-fry the rest of the spices and add to the slow-cooker. Cook until soft.