Whole Masoor Dal Recipe

Quick Lentil Recipe

By | Posted on 9/15/2011 1:25:05 PM

A simple soup/dal recipe mixed with different spices and vegetables. If you are one of the lovers of lentil then here is a simple dal recipe for you.

It is very easy to make, I can say easiest recipe I ever made. You will get this soup recipe at many places but here is my style of spicy lentil soup/dal for you. Try it today in your kitchen as it is already cold in Chicago. The recipe I have given here is for 3-4 people.

Lentil Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/3 tbsp White Sesame seeds
  • 2-3 no Cloves
  • 1 Big Cardamom
  • 1 small Cinnamon stick
  • 4-5 Black peppercorns
  • One small Bay leaf
  • 1½ tsp Oil
  • 1cup Whole lentil/whole masoor dal
  • 2tbsp vegetable Oil (for making dal)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 small tomato(finely chopped)
  • 2-3pods< of /span>garlic
  • 1 ½ tbsp tomato paste(optional)
  • Salt (as per taste)
  • 1tsp Lemon juice(optional)

Homemade Lentil Soup Recipe:

  • In a pan heat the oil and roast all the spices together till they turn dark in color. The color should be a very dark brown so that you will get a good color to the masala. Keep stirring to avoid burnt spices. Once roasted, let it cool and then grind it to make a fine powder.
  • Take a pressure cooker add lentil with 2cups of water, boil it for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now in a pan add oil, when oil becomes hot add chopped onion, tomato and garlic. Fry it just for a while.
  • Now add 1 ½ tbsp of Grounded masala to this onion and mix it well.
  • Add boiled lentil to this masla mixture and let it boil for 10-15 minutes. (you can adjust water and salt as per your requirement).
  • Finally add lemon juice to it and mix well.

Now lentil soup is ready to serve with rice, naan bread or croutons. I and my husband love to eat this with butter and garlic croutons. Please feel free to leave some lines here.

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