Vata-Pitta Balancing Soup

Vata-Pitta Balancing Soup

Moong dhal is rich in protein and a staple food in India. This healthy Indian comfort food is prepared from yellow split lentil (green split gram without skin) and a main source of protein for vegetarians.  

Vata-Pitta Balancing Soup

Serves 6


  • 1 cup finely-diced zucchini
  • 1 cup finely-diced pumpkin
  • 1 cup thinly-cut green beans
  • 2 celery ribs, finely diced
  • ¾ cup finely-diced peeled carrots
  • ¼ cup moong dhal
  • ½ inch fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon of mustard seeds, sautéed in a tiny amount of ghee until they pop
  • ¼ teaspoon of turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground coriander
  • Fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, and rosemary to taste


  1. Boil vegetables and dhal in two quarts purified water. Skim foam from top.
  2. Add all other ingredients and simmer with pot partially covered for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Remove from heat and keep covered for 10 minutes.

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