Soothing Dahl (6 servings)
3 cups chana dhal or yellow split peas (rinsed well)
4 cups pure water
1½ tablespoons ghee
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root (grated)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1½ teaspoon ground coriander seeds
¾ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1½ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon Vata Dosha Spice
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (Try freshly ground and you’ll never look back)
¼ teaspoon cardamom
3 ½ cups of mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, asparagus, etc.)
In a large saucepan, combine dhal, water, ghee, ginger garlic and bay leaves then bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until peas are soft. Remove from heat, and carefully place in a blender, and blend until smooth.
Place dhal mixture back into saucepan; add all other ingredients along with an additional 4 cups of pure water.
Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, adding salt to taste.