How to make Anarkali Shorba -

A soup is made from lentils and pomogranate juice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Fresh Pomegranate Juice (ताज़े अनार का रस), Split Pigeon peas

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

Anarkali Shorba

Anarkali Shorba Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Anarkali Shorba Recipe

  • Fresh Pomegranate Juice 1 cup

  • Split Pigeon peas 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 large

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal),soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) 1/4 cup

  • Rice 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped with stalks 1/2 bunch

  • Leeks chopped 2 inch piece

  • Spinach chopped 1 bunch


Step 1

Heat butter in a heavy-bottomed pan and sauté onion until it turns a light golden brown. Add toor dal, masoor dal and rice and stir. Add six and a half cups of water, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for fifteen minutes.

Step 2

Add salt, black pepper powder, coriander leaves and stalks, leek and spinach. Simmer gently for ten minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve and return stock to pan.

Step 3

Purée the solids and return to the stock. Add pomegranate juice and continue to simmer gently for ten minutes. Adjust seasonings and serve hot.

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