Tuesday, July 31, 2012

LENTIL SOUP / Indian Daal Soup

Ingredients :

Toor Daal : 1/4Cup
Masoor Daal : 2tbsp
Shallots : 6, finely chopped
Tomato : 1/2, finely chopped
Bay Leaf : 1
Cloves : 3
Garlic : 6, finely chopped
Sunflower oil : 1tsp
Turmeric Powder : a pinch
Coriander leaves : 2tbsp, finely chopped
Carrot : 1, sliced
Pepper Powder

Method : 

1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add garlic, shallots, bay leaf and cloves. Saute till the shallots are translucent.

2. Now add carrot, both daals, turmeric powder, coriander leaves and 2cups of water. Cover the pressure cooker with lid and cook till 2whistles. Let it sit till the steam releases by itself. Discard cloves and bay leaf.

3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth puree and  then strain the mixture using a sieve. Transfer the mixture into a deep pan, add the salt and Boil for another 8minutes. 

4. Serve hot with lemon slices and crusty bread.


  1. nice recipe...soup looks yumm and nice colour.

  2. Carrot was an interesting addition but what a wonderful way to mix it in!

  3. nice and very healthy... nice color


  4. Dear Lena....this is my fav soup...very healthy..looks very good and tempting.