Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe


Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe


Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe with detailed step by step photos, procedure, calorie chart, and health benefits.

Looking for a healthy, warm, and comforting soup? Here it is, a hearty and delectable dal soup that can be prepared within 20 minutes. Lentil soup is a nourishing dish that is packed with vitamins and minerals.

Dals are rich in fiber and contain healthy carbs. It is a great source of protein as well. Our south Indian meals would never be completed without a bowl of dal, we include them in many recipes such as sambar, rasam, lentil vegetable curry, etc.


Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe


In this recipe, I have used 2 varieties of dals, which are toor dal and channa dal. Toor dal is also known as pigeon peas in English, Arhar dal in Northern India, Thuvaram Parrupu in Tamil Nadu, Thuvara Parippu in Kerala, Togari Bele in Karnataka, and Kandi Pappu in Telugu.

Channa dal is also called yellow split chickpeas, Bengal gram, Kabuli channa, and kadale bele in Karnataka, kadalai paruppu in Tamil Nadu. Some people like to add yellow moong dal, but I don't like to add this particular dal in my soup as it gives a sticky consistency.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

I have tried different ways of making this dal soup and figured out that moong dal doesn't work well in this dal soup. I just love my version of dal soup which is slightly soupy consistency and also channa dal gives nutty bites in the soup.

Adding a pinch of turmeric gives a bright yellowish hue to the soup and additionally, it has got a lot of medicinal properties. Cumin seeds are aromatic which helps in digestion and gives a mild spice to the soup, so do not skip these ingredients. Alright, now let's see how to make the Indian Dal Soup/yellow lentil soup recipe.


Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

Recipe: Indian lentil soup | Dal shorva | Indian dal soup | Dal shorba

Serves - 2
Cuisine - Indian
Course - Soup
Diet - Vegetarian | Vegan.
Prep time - 5 mins | Cook time - 20 mins | Total time - 25 mins.
Author - Pavithra.

Ingredients:

1. Toor dal - Half cup
2. Channa dal - 3 tbsp
3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
4. Turmeric powder - 2 pinches/half tsp
5. Asafoetida - 1 pinch
6. Sesame oil - Half tsp
7. Salt - As per taste / Half tsp
8. Pepper - As per taste

Preparation:

1. Wash, rinse, and soak toor & channa dal in a container of water for 30 minutes. (Note: Soaking is optional if you do not have time, feel free to skip this step).


How to make dal soup:

1. In a stainless steel container, add soaked dal and pour the required water.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

2. Add turmeric, cumin seeds, salt, asafoetida, and oil.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

3. Pressure cook the dal for 15 to 20 minutes.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

4. Take out the container once the pressure is released.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

5. Mash the cooked dal roughly. Check salt and consistency. Pour more water if required.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

6. Allow it to a boil for 5 minutes.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

7. Switch off the flame once it is done.

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

Dal soup is ready to be served. Sprinkle pepper powder for the spice and add a few drops of lime or lemon juice if you like!!

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe

Health Benefits of Toor Dal:

1. Rich in carbohydrates, folic acid, fiber, Iron.
2. Excellent source of protein.
3. Low glycemic index.
4. It helps with digestion.
5. Rich in micronutrients.
6. Gives a satiating feeling.

Health Benefits of Channa Dal:

1. Helps to lower cholesterol.
2. Great source of energy.
3. High in fiber, Zinc, Calcium, Protein, and folate.
4. Good for diabetic patients.
5. Low in fat.
6. Aids in weight loss.

(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia)

Dal Soup calories:


Serving Size - 1 bowl (250 ml)
Amount per serving - 1 
  • Calories258.0
  • Total Fat4.0 g
  • Saturated Fat0.5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.0 g
  • Cholesterol0.0 mg
  • Sodium0.0 mg
  • Potassium646.0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate40.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber11.3 g
  • Sugars0.0 g
  • Protein18.4 g


*(Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs).

(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).

 Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns up. Leave a comment if you have any questions. Thank you for stopping by Pavi's Kitchen. Show your love by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. Happy cooking and have a great day!

Indian lentil soup recipe | Dal shorva recipe | Indian dal soup recipe | Dal shorba recipe



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