Saturday, April 13, 2013

Dal and Vegetable Soup(Lentil and vegetable soup)

Dal and Vegetable Soup(Lentil and vegetable soup) Dal soup is an excellent appetizer. Dal or lentil are rich source of protein. These are said to be beneficial for women specially lactating mothers and young females.  There are variety of Lentils available in the market. For this soup i chose arhar dal(Tur dal)(split pigeon peas) and masoor Dal. They help in making thick soup. Apart from lentils i have added carrot and tomatoes. Carrot is another power source of carbohydrates and vitamin. So all together this is highly nutritious, tasty soup and easy in preparation.

Serves: 4 people
Preparation:5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Level of difficulty- easy


  • Arhar dal- 100gms
  • Masoor dal- 100gms
  • Carrot- 2
  • Tomato- 5 large size
  • Onion- 1 small size
  • Garlic cloves- 5 to 6 large cloves
  • Green Chili- Depending on taste
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pepper powder or Freshly crushed pepper
  •  Corn flour- 1 Tbsp
  • Butter- 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice- 1 Tbsp
  • In a pressure cooker pan or in a boiling pot bring together everything except corn flour and butter.
  • Add in 800ml of water and let it boil for 20 minutes in boiling pot and in pressure cooker wait for  4 whistle.
  • After everything gets boiled let it cool for 5 minutes.
  • Pour everything in a blender and blend into a fine paste.
  • Heat 1tbsp of butter in a pan and fry the corn flour until its colour turns slight yellow.
  • Add the pureed soup. Adjust the thickness of the soup by adding water.    
Your soup is absolutely ready to be served. Sprinkle lemon juice and serve it hot with Bread crumbs.

Enjoy and Happy cooking :-)



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