Masoor Dal and Spinach Soup, Indian Curry Soup


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Strength Shorba

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બોમ્બે કરી સૂપ વીથ સ્પીનાચ ની રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Masoor Dal and Spinach Soup, Indian Curry Soup in Gujarati) 

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masoor dal and spinach soup recipe | Indian curry soup | healthy masoor dal, tomato and spinach soup | iron rich soup | with step by step images.

masoor dal and spinach soup is a tongue-tickling preparation of masoor dal with onions and tomatoes. Learn how to make bombay curry soup with spinach.

To make masoor dal and spinach soup, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, masoor dal, chilli powder, curry powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the spinach, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Add 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Cool completely and blend in a mixer till smooth using 3/4 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Add the lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot.

Shorbas or Indian soups are characterised by their tongue-tickling flavours and rich mouth-feel too. This iron rich soup, for instance, is a dal based delight that has a luscious texture owing to the dal and spinach being blended with onions, tomatoes, etc. Both masoor dal and spinach being rich in iron, this soup helps to increase haemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to all parts of our body.

A dash of spice powders, especially curry powder, along with a tinge of lemon, gives this Indian curry soup a really invigorating aroma and flavour, which are sure to kindle your appetite and refresh your senses!

Lemon juice being a good source of vitamin C improves the absorption of iron in this healthy masoor dal, tomato and spinach soup. Tomatoes, on the other hand, are loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C, which are potent antioxidants that rid our body of harmful free radicals. They help reduce inflammation in the body too.

Tips for masoor dal and spinach soup. 1. Have this soup in the beginning of the meal to satiate you and cut on other junk foods. 2. Reduce the oil to 1 to 2 tsp to make suitable for a healthy heart and diabetes. 3. Remember to not cook the soup after adding vitamin C and also serve it immediately. This is because lemon juice is a volatile nutrient and some of it is lost on exposure to air.

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Masoor Dal and Spinach Soup, Indian Curry Soup recipe - How to make Masoor Dal and Spinach Soup, Indian Curry Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

For Masoor Dal and Spinach Soup
3/4 cup masoor (split red lentil) dal
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 1/2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp curry powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup chopped spinach (palak)
2 tsp lemon juice
Method
    Method
  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes, masoor dal, chilli powder, curry powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the spinach, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add 2 cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  6. Cool completely and blend in a mixer till smooth using 3/4 cup of water.
  7. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  9. Serve hot


Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy152 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates20.6 g
Fiber4.3 g
Fat4.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.9 mg

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Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach
5
 on 04 Oct 19 11:20 PM


Out of interest, why is this recipe called ''Strength'' Shorba...
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Tarla Dalal    Both masoor dal and spinach being rich in iron, this soup helps to increase haemoglobin, which is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to all parts of our body. So try this recipe.
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05 Oct 19 02:38 PM
slicker55    Thanks... So, maybe it could be called ''''Popeye Soup'''' or ''''Popaiyai Shorba''''... Great recipes - loving them all... LOL
Edited after original posting.
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05 Oct 19 04:25 PM
Tarla Dalal    True !!
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06 Oct 19 10:26 AM
शक्तिदायक शोरबा, बॅाम्बे करी-सूप पालक के साथ
5
 on 25 Sep 17 05:59 PM


बच्चोंको घर मे पौष्टिक और स्वादिष्ट आहार के लिए मे शक्तिदायक शोरबा, बॅाम्बे करी-सूप पालक के साथ देना पसंद करती हू
Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach
5
 on 07 Mar 17 07:53 AM


This is a healthy soup especially for old people.Perhaps one could substitute moong dal in the soup.
Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach
5
 on 09 Aug 16 04:55 PM


Its a great soup.. with masoor dal.. base.. its creamy.. perfectly spiced.. and best during cold season.. Just enjoyed this soup.. Thank you for the recipe..