Who would say no to soup when you bring a hearty soup bowl to the table for lunch or dinner. That's why I made a simple soup with a few lentils and sprouted pearl millet. Sprout are famous as "health food" for a very long time. They are easily digestible and so they get their name as energy powerhouse. So sprouted pearl millet was my choice today as I try to incorporate sprouts in our meal regularly. And guess what, - it was really tasty with everyone having smiles in their faces.
Sprouted Pearl Millet : 1/2 Cup
Onion - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Carrots - 1/4 cup, chopped
Beans - 1/4 cup, chopped
Bell Pepper - 2 tbsp (yellow used here)
Whole green gram / Moong dhal - 1 tbsp
Split Red lentils / masoor dhal - 1 tbsp
Toor dhal - 1/4 cup, cooked
Lima beans or peas - 2 tbsp (fresh or frozen)
Water or stock - 31/2cups
Oil - 1 tsp
Cilantro - 1 or 2 tsp, for garnish
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, add onion and saute for 2 min. Next add the veggies followed by sprouted pearl millet, whole green gram and split red lentils and continue sauteing for a couple more minutes. Then add the stock or water with a little salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cooked toor dhal and simmer for 2 min. Adjust the taste for salt and pepper if needed. Ladle the nutritious and healthy soup into bowls, garnish with cilantro and add some sliced green chilli if needed for spicyness (you could add sliced green chilli in the soup itself, but I didn't since my kids do not eat spicy). This soup and some yogurt made a great lunch for us.
Now, say who wouldn't be ready to savor this delicious soup?