Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup

Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
Hi Everyone! Looking for a healthy, warm and comforting soup? Here, I'm presenting a "Indian yellow dal soup Recipe". It is a hearty and delectable soup that can be prepared within 20 minutes. Lentil soup is a nourishing dish which are packed with nutrients. Dals are rich in fiber and contains 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. In this recipe, I have used 2 varieties of dals, which are toor dal and channa dal. Toor dal 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 otherwise known as 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. 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 a nutty bites in the soup. Adding a pinch of turmeric gives a bright yellowish hue to the soup and furthermore it has 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, lets learn how to make Indian Dal Soup or Vegan yellow lentil soup.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
Ingredients: (Serves 2)
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
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).
1. In a stainless steel container, add soaked dal and pour required water.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
2. Add turmeric, cumin seeds, salt, asafoetida and oil.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
3. Pressure cook the dal for 15 to 20 minutes.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
4. Take out the container once the pressure is released.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
5. Mash the cooked dal roughly. Check salt and consistency. Pour more water if required.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
6. Allow it to a boil for 5 minutes.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
7. Switch off the flame once it is done.
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
Dal soup is ready to be served. Sprinkle pepper powder for the spice and add few drops of lime or lemon juice if you like!!
Indian Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup
*Health Benefits of Toor Dal: (*taken from google and wikipedia)
1. Rich in carbohydrates, folic acid, fiber, Iron.
2. Excellent source of protein.
3. Low glycemic index.
4. It helps in digestion.
5. Rich in micronutrients.
6. Gives 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 weight loss.
*Nutrition Facts Of Dal Soup:
(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate)
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).

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 Dal Soup Recipe | Vegan Yellow Lentil Soup


  1. Very nice, healthy soup.
    Well explained with nice pics.
    Good luck .


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