Lentil Soup

Just occurred to me that this is my 100th post! Could the 100th post be something more festive? May be not, a simple soupy version of a classic dal would as well do!!!

Dal is sometimes very very comforting. After all the heavy festive feasts, this was something we had that was very light but also comforting. This is just a tinkered version of the normal full fledged version.

Split Masoor dal 1/4 cup
Tomato 1 diced
Garlic 2 cloves crushed
Green chillies slit 4 and above
Oil 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Hing a pinch
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander chopped 1 tbsp

  • Wash the dal and combine it with garlic, green chillies, tomato and 2 1/2 cups of water in a pressure cooker. Cook for two whistles. Set aside and cook.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard and hing. Once it splutter, set it aside.
  • Once the cooker is cool enough to handle, uncover. Stir in the mustard tempering. Adjust salt and bring it to a gentle boil.
  • Finish with fresh coriander. Serve it will potato fries.


Lakshmi said...

ohoo..yenappa ella recipes onde sarti blog maadiddira..everything looks nice and delicious Smitha. Dal is really comfort food. Chutney looks spicy and potato brinjal curry is apt for chapathis.

Unknown said...

healthy and tasty soup.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Hu Lakshmi! Last week full busy agidde! Hubby was sick. Now that he is better, I am uploading all posts at once!