How to make Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba -

Delicious soup made of arhar dal and tomatoes with a flavour of garlic and ginger. this recipe features a medley of flavours that your taste-buds will delightedly dive into! It is also convenient to make as you can make the masala beforehand. Plus, the soup is very versatile, Not to forget the health angle. Go ahead give it a try.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split Pigeon Peas, Tomato (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

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Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba

Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka 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 : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba Recipe

  • Split Pigeon Peas soaked 1/2 cup

  • Tomato ripe 3 medium

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Garlic 5-6 cloves

  • Ginger 1 inch piece

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Fresh mint leaves 1 sprig


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Chop onion, garlic cloves and ginger in a chopper. Add cumin seeds to the cooker and when they change colour, add onion-garlic-ginger and saute for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2

Drain and add dal and mix well. Add salt, pepper powder, 1½ cups water and mix.Chop tomatoes roughly and put into the cooker. Close the cooker and cook under pressure till 3-4 whistles are given out.

Step 3

Open the lid when pressure reduces completely and let the mixture cool a little.Grind till smooth and strain back into the cooker and let it come to a boil.Pour into a soup bowl, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve hot.

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