Dal Soup

Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
4 to 6

This yummy lentil soup should be on everybody's list. Add seasonal vegetables and make it more healthy and delicious. 

  • 1 cup lentils of your choice – yellow dal (split moong) or orange dal (masoor dal) or tur dal
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼-½ tsp turmeric powder

Ingredients for the Tempering – choose any 3 to 5

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • 1-3 cloves
  • 1 small stick cinnamon
  • curry leaves
  • red chili powder
  • chopped green chilies
  • grated ginger
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped onion
  • fresh coriander to garnish
  • Cook the lentils of your choice until they are well done and blend with a blender till its smooth in consistency.
  • Heat a pot and temper with your choice of the following – 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1tsp cumin seeds, 1– 3 cloves, 1 small cinnamon stick, curry leaves, red chili and/or asafetida.


Add your choice of chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and cook a little.Add the liquid lentils, salt to taste and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder. Bring to boil. Add lemon juice and garnish with coriander and serve hot, alone or with whole rice.


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