* Exported from MasterCook *
 
                      VALERIE'S GOLDEN CHANA DAL SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6     Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   2               cups  chana dal -- cleaned thoroughly
   1              large  onion
   4             cloves  garlic -- chopped
      1/4           cup  fresh basil leaves torn into small pieces
   1             medium  carrot
   1              stalk  celery
   1              small  orange sweet potato or yam
   1                     cherry pepper -- seeded and sliced
   1               long  hot pepper -- seeded and sliced
   8               cups  water or vegetable stock
   2        tablespoons  olive oil
   2                     bay leaves
 
 Cut onion into quarters lengthwise, and then slice.  Slice carrot into 1/2 inch
  long pieces, cut peeled sweet potato into chunks, and slice the celery.  Heat 
 the olive oil in your soup pot and saute the onions until they are golden.  Add
  all of the other ingredients except the dal and water and continue to stir unt
 il they start to soften and look cooked.
 
 The cherry peppers are small (maybe golf-ball size) round red peppers.  They ar
 e relatively mild -- jalapenos are a little hotter.  Any red pepper can be subs
 tituted.  The bright red color of the cherry peppers looks pretty in the soup.
 
 Add the chana dal and water/stock, bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 1
  to 1 1/2 hours.  Serve with whole grain bread and a green salad.
 
 This is a very mild concoction.  Feel free to add more or hotter peppers to tas
 te, and salt, if you use it.
 
 Recipe by Valerie Gladfelter.
 
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 Per serving: 63 Calories (kcal); 5g Total Fat; (63% calories from fat); 1g Prot
 ein; 5g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 193mg Sodium
 Food Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 0 Ot
 her Carbohydrates
 
 
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0