Dal Shorba is delicious and as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Here shorba made with the yellow moong dal. The use of green chilies and chilli powder makes it a spicy treat though you can adjust the spiciness according to your taste. You can add any chopped boiled vegetables to this shorba and make it a healthy treat for the whole family. Adding fresh coriander leaves, lemon juice and asafoetida seasoning in the end enhances the flavor of this mild legume.
yellow moong dal 3/4 cup
Chopped onions-1/2 cup
Chopped tomatoes-1/2 cup
Chopped carrot-1/2 cup
chopped garlic -1 tbsp
Chopped ginger -1/2 tsp
Green chilli-1 slit
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Salt -as per taste
1.Heat one tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker on medium heat and sauté garlic cloves, bay leaf, and chopped onions till turn pink. Add chopped tomato, carrot, chopped green chillies,, salt turmeric powder, garam masala red chili powder and fry for 2-3 minutes.
2. Discard bay leaf and add washed Moong Dal along with 4 cups of water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
3.When cold, blend the dal mixture to a smooth puree. Add more water according to the required consistency and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Adjust salt ,spices as per the taste.
4.Heat 1 tbsp butter in a small pan, add cumin seeds. When they stop spluttering, add asafoetida and pour the seasoning over the simmering soup. Remove from flame
5.Drizzle lemon juice. Garnish with some more butter, and few cilantro leaves and serve hot.