Dal Soup | How to make Dal Soup

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ByVidhya Iyer
Created on 6th Jan 2016
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  • By Vidhya Iyer
    Created on 6th Jan 2016

About Dal Soup

I learnt this rich and creamy soup recipe from a local Indian Restaurant. This soup is perfect for winters and can be a one pot meal along with couple of toasts.

Dal Soup is a delicious dish which is liked by the people of every age group. Dal Soup by Vidhya Iyer is a step by step process by which you can learn how to make Dal Soup at your home. It is an easy recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. Dal Soup is a dish which comes from Punjabi cuisine and is very much popular throughout the worldwide This recipe is perfect to serve 4 people. You can find this dish at almost every restaurant and you can also prepare this at your home. It is an easy recipe which doesn't take so much time. This amazing and mouthwatering Dal Soup takes 10 minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. The aroma of this Dal Soup make you more hungry and you couldn't stop yourself from having this. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for any party or special occasion then Dal Soup will be the best option for you. The flavor of Dal Soup is unforgettable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Dal Soup at your weekends and impress your family and friends.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves4People

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Dal Soup

Ingredients to make Dal Soup

  • Channa dal - 3/4 cup
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - a little less than 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Green chillies - 1
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp ( acc to taste)
  • Whole pepper - 1/2 tsp (acc to taste)
  • Ginger - a small piece
  • Garlic - 1 clove (as per taste - I am not a big fan of garlic)
  • Onion - 1 (if it is medium size or 3/4 if its big)
  • Tomato - 1
  • Sour cream - 1 dollop
  • Green onion to Garnish
  • Green peas - 2 tsp ( I used frozen peas, also note that using peas is optional)
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tsp (acc to taste)

How to make Dal Soup

  1. Start by soaking all the three dals in hot water for half an hour. After half an hour, pressure cook them along with turmeric powder.
  2. In the mean time, preheat oil in a pan, splutter in cumin seeds and fry the whole pepper along with asafoetida powder.
  3. Add in the chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry till the garlic becomes pink in color. Now add in the chopped onions and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Next, add in the chopped tomato along with required amount of red chillies powder and salt. Mix everything well and let it cook till the tomato becomes mushy. In the mean time, once the pressure releases, take the dal out and beat it with a spatula.
  5. Now add the cooked dal to the ingredients and add required amount of water (3 to 4 cups depending upon the required consistency) and let it boil for 3 to 5 minutes. If it becomes too thick, then add one more cup of water.
  6. Stir it well and turn off the stove. Let it cool. Mix the lemon juice and grind it into a smooth paste. Again, if the consistency is so thick, can add water while grinding.
  7. Now add the thawed peas and cook it in the microwave for a few minutes.
  8. Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and a teaspoon of chopped green onions.

Reviews for Dal Soup (3)

Madhuchanda Sharmaa year ago
so yummy..can i use other dals as well?

Pinaki Mannaa year ago

Aarav Sharma2 years ago
Lovely soup!