Moong Masoor Dal/ Mixed Lentils Soup
This easy dal or Indian Lentils Soup is prepared in 15 minutes. This is one of the best lentil soup and baby food for kids and toddlers as well. This is served as main course also.
Dal, Main Dish, Soups, Weightloss Recipe
Indian, North Indian
Easy Less than 30 minutes Recipe, Easy main course, Healthy Soups, Indian Dal, Lentil Soup
Mung dal (Yellow Moong)
Red lentils (Masoor Dal)
chopped or diced
For Tampering (Tadka)
2 - 3
4 - 6
crushed or finely chopped
Dried Red chillies
Red Chilli Powder
Fresh Coriander leaves
Wash and soak dal in water for 10 minutes. Soaking for 10 minutes is optional. This is to fasten the cooking time only.
After 10 minutes transfer dal and water in a pressure cooker. Add salt and turmeric to it. Then dice tomato and add to the dal in cooker.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium heat. Turn off the gas and let the cooker cool and open the lid after that only.
Once the lid opens, prepare the tadka and add it to the dal and close the lid immediately so that dal would absorb the flavor and aroma of the spices in tadka.
For tadka, take a tadka pan or small pan. Heat 2 tbsp ghee (or refined oil). Once ghee is hot add cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add chopped or minced garlic and saute till it's light brown.
Then add asafoetida powder, red chilli (dry), chopped green chillies.
Immediately reduce to slow flame or turn off the heat (if using small tadka pan). Add coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix well with help of a spoon.
The spices will get cooked in hot oil. Then immediately add the tadka to the dal and cover the lid.
After 2 - 3 minutes open the lid and add chopped coriander leaves.
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