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Dal Shorba

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Split green gram cooked with spices to make a delicious creamy soup.

This recipe is from the book Cooking with Olive Oil.

Preparation Time :21-25 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Dal Shorba

Main Ingredients

Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal),

Cuisine

Bihari

Course

Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Ingredients

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal)
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Pure ghee
    2 tablespoons
  • Whole dry red chillies
    2-3
  • Green chillies finely chopped
    2-3
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste
    1 teaspoon
  • Sugar
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice
    1 teaspoon

Method

Step 1


Heat olive oil in a deep pan. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies.

Step 2


Sauté on low heat and add turmeric powder, salt, roasted cumin powder and drained dal. Add five cups of water.

Step 3


Bring to a boil and cook, on medium heat, for ten to fifteen minutes or till dal is very soft. Pass through a soup strainer.

Step 4


Bring strained dal to a boil and add water to adjust consistency. Continue to simmer for two to three minutes. Add lemon juice and mix.

Step 5


Serve piping hot garnished with coriander leaves.

Chef Tip

A thoughtful cook can select a dal dish to suit any meal. The repertoire of dal dishes is so vast that you can make different preparations everyday, right from soups to gravies and even desserts.

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