How to make Masoor Aur Palak Shorba -

Healthy and tasty soup of masoor dal and spinach.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Split Red Lentils, Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Soups

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Masoor Aur Palak Shorba

Masoor Aur Palak 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 : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Masoor Aur Palak Shorba Recipe

  • Split Red Lentils soaked overnight 1/2 cup

  • Spinach blanched and pureed 1 bunch

  • Onions sliced 2 medium

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic chopped 4-5 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic chopped 2 cloves

  • Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Pressure cook red lentils, onions, tomatoes and garlic with four cups of water till the pressure is released for three to four times.

Step 2

Open the lid once the pressure is completely reduced. Cool and grind to a fine puree. Transfer the puree into a deep non-stick pan. Add spinach puree, salt and simmer for three to four minutes.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat and add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

For the tempering, heat oil in a small non-stick pan. Add garlic and red chilli powder. Sauté for half a minute and pour this over the shorba. Serve hot.

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