Wheat berry and lentil clear soup

          When my grandmom made the popular tirunelveli halwa for creative saga during my trip to India, she also gave me a bag of wheat berries asking me to try making it again when I go back to Singapore. But unfortunately that never happened. The bag was lying in a corner of my freezer begging to be used. So now when the blogging marathon is happening, the idea of making soup with it struck me as I am trying to use unusual and new ingredients for the soup to make the event  more meaningful and interesting.I browsed the net to see if I find any recipes with this and enjoyed the fact that many have tried pairing wheat berries with lentil, of course different kind of lentil and beans. So I thought of adding vegetables too to make it into a complete meal.

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Wheat berry and lentil clear soup Yum
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Wheat berries /godhumai/gehu
  • 1 tbsp Mung dal - (yellow)
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup Mixed vegetables- (I used broccoli and carrots)chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Wheat berries /godhumai/gehu
  • 1 tbsp Mung dal - (yellow)
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup Mixed vegetables- (I used broccoli and carrots)chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tsp White pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Soak the wheat berries in water for around 24 hours. Drain the water and wash it well. Cook this along with the mung dal in pressure cooker till the wheat is soft.
  2. Chop and wash the vegetables. Boil them in water(2 glasses) till it gets cooked. Reserve the water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add the ginger garlic paste. Saute and add the cooked vegetables followed by the cooked wheat berries and lentil. Add the salt and pepper. Mix well. Now add the reserved stock water. Allow it to boil for another two minutes.
  4. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

Do check out what my marathon buddies have cooked today-

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21 thoughts on “Wheat berry and lentil clear soup”

  1. I have always wanted to prepare soup with wheat berry but was not sure how it would taste.After seeing yours I am tempted to try.I am sure it is very filling.

  2. I always wonder how wheat soup would taste. I was thinking of using cracked whole wheat (wheat rava) in my soup and couldn’t dare to try it! After seeing you post, I will give it a try.

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