Dal Aur Gajar Shorba

Tuvar dal and chilkewali dal cooked with carrots to make this marvellous shorba. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Dal Aur Gajar Shorba
Main Ingredients Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal)
Cuisine Maharashtrian
Course Soups
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Dal Aur Gajar Shorba

  • 1/2 cup Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked
  • 2 tablespoons Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) soaked
  • 2 medium Carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies
  • 6-8 Black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 8-10 cloves Garlic
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves


  1. Cut carrot into diagonal slices.
  2. Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and peppercorns till fragrant.
  3. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pressure cooker, add carrot and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add garlic, toor dal, chilkewali moong dal and salt and stir.
  5. Add 2 cups water and mix, close the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 4 whistles are given out.
  6. Coarsely grind the roasted spices.
  7. Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely.
  8. Add the powdered roasted spices and mix. Let the mixture cool slightly.
  9. Transfer the mixture into a blender jar and blend till smooth. Pour into a serving bowl.
  10. Squeeze the juice of a lemon, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 667
Carbohydrates 68
Protein 20.4
Fat 34.3
Other Fiber Potassium- 1162mg