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.