Moong dal ka shorba

Moong dal ka shorba

We all have picky eaters and making them eat their greens and pulses is a struggle. But for some time now, I have managed to avoid mealtime battles. How? A bowl of hot soup is the final answer… toss everything together, boil, mix and mash – without any argument they will lick clean their bowls – tried and tested. 😉  

Now that winter has arrived in its full glory, my kitchen will be serving some warm, flavorful, and lip-smacking soups loaded with greens, beans and pulses; once a week. It doesn’t take that long to cook a soup – hardly 30 minutes from start to finish. So, do you have a bag of yellow moong dal in your kitchen, if so, then you have yourself a yummy meal tonight. Remember, a soup doesn’t have to be rich and creamy to satisfy – a simple, warm and comforting soup is enough to tickle your taste buds.
Moong dal ka shorba

RECIPE DETAIL – Pretty straightforward recipe. Clean and wash dal, transfer it to a pressure cooker along with other spices and cook for 3-4 whistles. For those who are new to pressure cooker – 3-4 whistles means cooking for 10-15 minutes in a closed cooker. Cook and purée the dal, mix in spices, tempering and you are all set. I believe that the longer the soup cooks the better it taste but in this case you will have a full – flavored hearty soup ready in about 30 minutes. 

So fill yourself a bowl, grab a blanket and enjoy a bowl of hot soup for dinner with some focaccia bread

Warm up your winter days with more soup recipes – Mexican corn soup, Bean soup, Chicken noodle soup, Sweet corn soup.

Moong dal ka shorba
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Simple and easy to prepare lentil soup with ingredients right off your pantry. A perfect comfort food for chilly wintry nights.
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
25 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
25 MINUTES
Moong dal ka shorba
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Simple and easy to prepare lentil soup with ingredients right off your pantry. A perfect comfort food for chilly wintry nights.
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
25 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
25 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
BOIL DAL
  • 2/3 cup Yellow Moong Dal
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small piece of Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Haldi (Turmeric powder)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 1 small Chopped green Chillies (optional)
OTHER INGREDIENTS
  • 1-2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Crushed red chili flakes or Red chili powder (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Coarsely crushed black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee/butter
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped cilantro leaves - to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted cumin seeds (crush and sprinkle on top)
  • 1/2-1 cup Water - to dilute the soup
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METHOD
  1. Let's begin by assembling ingredients for dal.
  2. Clean and wash dal.
  3. In a pressure cooker add all the ingredients and pressure cook the dal for 3-4 whistles (approximately 10-15 minutes in a closed cooker without whistles).
  4. Cooked dal.
  5. Pour 1/2 - 1 cup of water to dilute the dal.
  6. Using a hand blender, puree the dal.
  7. Adjust the consistency of the dal by adding extra water. Set it aside.
  8. Assemble rest of the ingredients.
  9. Add black peppercorns powder, red chili flakes and pour in lemon juice. Mix it well.
  10. In a pan heat ghee/butter and add cumin seeds. As it starts to crackle take it off the flame.
  11. Pour this tempering over hot dal puree.
  12. Mix and adjust seasonings as per taste and allow it to simmer for 3-4 minutes on low flame, stirring continuously.
  13. Feel free to add cream on top, sprinkle cilantro leaves and some crushed roasted cumin seeds.
  14. Serve hot with the choice of bread.
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8 Responses

  1. Johnny C says:

    Sounds great, I’ve got all the ingredients so this is on he menu this weekend :o)

  2. Dipti says:

    Made it today for evening sips and we loved it. I added crushed black pepper for extra spice and taste was outstanding, liked it a lot. Thanks Ruchi

  3. Sarika says:

    Tried it yesterday and was perfect. The strong taste of moong dal was masked with lemon juice and chili peppers. Interesting and love your bowls. Need more winter soups.

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