Dal Soup | How to make Dal Soup

By Vidhya Iyer  |  6th Jan 2016  |  
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About Dal Soup Recipe

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

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 Sharma4 years ago

so yummy..can i use other dals as well?

Pinaki Manna4 years ago


Aarav Sharma4 years ago

Lovely soup!

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