Healthy Shorba

Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba

A modified version of the traditional mulligatawny soup, this recipe features a medley of flavours that your taste-buds will delightedly dive into! what is more, it is also convenient to make as you can make the masala beforehand. 

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Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Makes 4 servings

For The Masala
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
3 to 4 peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 tsp masoor dal (split red lentil) (split red lentils)
1/2 tsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
a pinch cumin seeds (jeera)
4 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)

Other Ingredients
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
tomatoes , blanched and puréed
1/4 cup cooked toovar (arhar) dal , whisked
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

 Method 

For the masala

  1. Heat a small non-stick pan, add all the ingredients and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.
  2. When cool blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, tomato purée, 2 cups of water, toovar dal, chilli powder, prepared masala and salt; mix well and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Recipe Source: Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba

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