Masoor Dal Curry Soup ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes)

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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. Paneer and dal provide the necessary nutrients like protein and calcium required to be physically active. Cooked rice add good mouth feel. Add lemon juice just before serving, to relish its fresh taste and flavour.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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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.

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Nutrient values Per Serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatCalciumFolic acid
123 calories 5.1 gm 12.6 gm 5.8 gm 125.5 mg 13.4 mcg

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 on 04 Apr 15 01:36 PM

Every time I feel like drinking a soup and don''t know which one, I make this one, all one has to do is put everything in a cooker, blend, boil and serve. I do not strain the soup though.
 on 14 Jun 13 12:39 PM

This Masoor Dal soup is so unique and easy to make...whenever I want to have something light and tasty I make this recipe....