Monday, 9 July 2012

Dal Shorba

Dal Shorba is a very healthy,tasty,lentil based soup flavoured with Indian spices.


1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup masoor dal (split red lentil)
1/4  cup arhar dal (split red gram)
1/4 cup sliced onions
2 green chillies, chopped
1 tsp ginger- garlic paste
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
5 cups Water
1 tbsp lemon juice (optional)


  • Clean, wash and soak both the dals in water for 20 minutes.
  • Pressure cook dal with salt and turmeric in it.
  • Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Whisk so as to mash the dals. Keep aside.
  • Heat the butter in a pan. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • Sauté on low heat and add salt, roasted cumin powder and boiled dal.
  • Bring to a boil and cook, on medium heat, for few.
  • Pass through a soup strainer. Bring strained dal to a boil and add water to adjust consistency.
  • Continue to simmer for two to three minutes. Top it up with lime juice and Serve hot.


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