July 28, 2010

Dal Shorba

I love Rains & the weather here is getting colder by the day .. There is something magical about monsoons & I am just loving it .. But another thing, that is not so noce about monsoons is that I am just not able to keep my hands off yummy Kodbales & other fried goodies :(
This weather is perfect for some soups too. I love soups, but I mostly rely on those ready-to - eat ones .. But you don't get an instant shorba mix, do you?? So I made Dal Shorba with Masoor Dal ...


Dal Shorba

You Will Need:
  • 1 cup Masoor Dal
  • 3 onions - diced
  • 3 tomatoes - coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 1 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Lemon wedges
  • Cilantro for garnish
How To:
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, saute crushed garlic, ginger & bay leaf for about 20 secs. Add onions, a pinch of salt & saute till it turns pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes &red chilli powder & saute for a couple of mins. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Wash Masoor Dal in several changes of water. Pressure cook Dal with onion & tomato in about cups of water.
  • Allow it to cool. Blend it in a blender
  • Transfer it to a cooking pot, & bring it to a boil.
  • Add crushed black pepper, chilli flakes & adjust Salt as per taste
Before serving, garnish with fresh cilantro & serve with a lemon wedge .. Enjoi !!!
You can also make this with Moong Dal or a mixture of Masoor & Moong Dal
I loved the addition of crushed pepper & chilli flakes. But, if you find it a tad spicy for your taste, you can do without it ..

36 comments:

Priti said...

Great recipe dear and looks yum...nice pic

Kairali sisters said...

Beautiful recipe and clicks Deesha...

Sayantani said...

thats a beautiful recipe for the season Deesha. love shorba and this one is unique in its flavour and taste. gorgeous click too.

Madhavi said...

Awesome presentation and very nice recipe!!!

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Pari said...

Hi. Lovely click and perfect for that nip in the air.

Yummy Team said...

What a fantastic picture!! Love this recipe, dal shorba looks fabulous..

Satya said...

dal shorba looks really delicious ...beautiful presentation n click ...love to try this delicious n healthy shorba

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Very tempting!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sound so mouthwatering. Nice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Priya said...

Fantastic and mouthwatering shorba..

Mythreyee said...

too good. I am really hungry now.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks yummy!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds good and great and neat presentation Dee!

Nags said...

looks lovely!! And btw, I always thought your actual name is Deesha :D

Hari Chandana said...

OMG !!.. what a beautiful shot.. simply amazing dear.. really looks tempting :))

Reshmi said...

yummylecious shorba...i like this recipe..and a beautiful presentation...

jayasree said...

Can I have one mug please... Sounds delicious. Awesome clicks.

Curry Leaf said...

Hearty & Filling soup this is.Perfect for this time

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Yummy and filling soup, beautiful presentation.

notyet100 said...

slurp this looks too good,.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i had dal shorba for first time in goa....we loved it....nice soup

simply.food said...

Beautifully presented and clicked.Looks delectable.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Simple recipe... Neatly presented... YUM!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Perfect presentation...Never quite thought of blending dal to convert it into a soup!! But I do love to eat a bowl full of dal, so I might as well like this one..

Vibaas said...

sounds yum and looks very tempting :)

hintofsaffron said...

That is an awesome pic of the dal. I have been struggling with how to take pics of dal and you have shown the way! Dal looks yummy!
- Sanjay

Lav said...

hey, first time here....yumm shorba..never tried a shorba yet...shal try soon....u have wonderful collecction...will visit u often from now on...

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

shanthi said...

Looks wonderfula and a comfort recipe

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow, what a blogger u are. Very tempting pics and amazing recipe collection. First time here and happy to follow u.

Veggie Belly said...

i love how youve styled this photos. the yellow dal against the black mugs is so pretty. and that woven tray is beautiful!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...extremely yum...love the pic....I totally agree with Veggie Belly....

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

such a colorful and cute presentation! missed your recipes all this while.

Jay said...

That looks super good...fantastic click Deesha. First time here..awesome space you have...glad to follow u.
Do drop in at my space sometime.

meeso said...

Looks wonderful and delicious!

Shabs.. said...

whata superb pic and recip!

women-wisdom.com said...

Wonderful recipe. Its very delicious and colorful. Perfect clicks too. I love it.