Masoor Dal Soup (Bombay Curry Soup) by Tarla Dalal

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Masoor dal curry soup, there is nothing more soothing than a bowl of this protein-rich curry soup on a cold day.

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Masoor Dal Soup

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Makes 4 servings

1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/4 cup cooked rice (chawal)
lemon wedges

1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few more minutes
3. Add the masoor dal and tomatoes and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Add the salt, mix well and saute for 1 more minute.
5. Add 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
7. Blend the mixture to a smooth puree and then strain using a sieve.
8. Transfer to a pan and boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
9. Serve hot garnished with rice and lemon wedges.

Nutritional Values Per Serving:
Energy : 123 calories
Protein : 5.1 gm
Carbohydrates :12.6 gm
Fat : 5.8 gm
Calcium : 125.5 mg
Folic acid : 13.4 mcg

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