Punjabi Shorbas, Soups
Shorba or Chorba is an Arabic word that means a kind of stew or hot soup, and Punjab has its own line-up of stunning desi shorbas, which are lusciously thick, mostly creamy, and often spicy. Start your meal zestfully with a bowlful of something like Tomato Shorba, Moong Dal ka Shorba or Palak Shorba.
Makai Shorba and Tamatar Dhania ka Shorba are popular shorbas that top the list of most restaurant menus. The tamatar dhania ka shorba is a Punjabi's version of the ever-popular tomato soup. Your appetite will be satisfied when you have a bowl of hot Shorba accompanied with some salad.
Moong Dal ka Shorba is made using yellow moong dal, spices and vegetables. Strength shorba as the name suggests provides with strength due to the presence of iron rich masoor dal and spinach. Strength Shorba or Moong Dal ka Shorba are wholesome and has a luscious texture owing to the dal used in making it. Rajma and Tomato Soup is another protein-rich soup that will perk you up on a dull day.
Shahi Badam Shorba is a creamy shorba made by combining vegetables like potato, bottle gourd, cabbage and almonds, seasoned with pepper. Zaffrani Soup is another rich soup with Mughal opulence. The generous use of saffron provides an aromatic touch and attractive tinge.
Tamatar Ka Shorba is an authentic north Indian soup with tomatoes mildly spiced with cumin seeds and chili powder. Palak Shorba is a fresh and spicy delicacy that can be savored hot garnished with some ginger. The milk added to this recipe makes it creamy, while the mint and lemon juice combine to add just the required amount of freshness!
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