How to make Dal Shorba -

A lentil creamy soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Skinless Split Green Gram, Onion (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

Dal  Shorba

Dal 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 : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dal Shorba Recipe

  • Skinless Split Green Gram 1/2 cup

  • Onion chopped 1/4 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Garlic chopped 2 cloves

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Mix together moong dal, chopped onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt.

Step 2

Add five cups of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer for fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Remove scum from the top from time to time. Cook until dal is very soft. Pass a through a soup strainer.

Step 4

Set aside. Heat butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds. Sauté on low heat so that the butter is not burnt but at the same time full flavour and aroma of cumin seeds comes out.

Step 5

Add pureed dal, add water to correct consistency, if required. Bring it to a boil. Add lemon juice. Serve piping hot garnished with finely chopped coriander leaves

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