Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach


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Strength Shorba

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Shorbas or Indian soups are characterised by their tongue-tickling flavours and rich mouth-feel too. This Strength Shorba, for instance, is a dal based delight that has a luscious texture owing to the dal and spinach being blended with onions, tomatoes, etc. A dash of spice powders, especially curry powder, along with a tinge of lemon, gives the Strength Shorba a really invigorating aroma and flavour, which are sure to kindle your appetite and refresh your senses!


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. Lemon juice being a good source of vitamin C improves the absorption of iron. Tomatoes, on the other hand, are burgeoning with vitamins A and C, which are potent antioxidants that rid our body of harmful free radicals.

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Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach recipe - How to make Strength Shorba, Bombay Curry Soup with Spinach

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Ingredients
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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Reviews

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..