Lentil and tomato shorba


Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. Sometimes you don’t want to do elaborate cooking or you don’t have many ingredients to make something special. Then you can make this shorba which can be had in lunch, dinner or as an appetizer too. It is healthier, tastier, made from readily available ingredients and is a really great recipe to have on weekends or on a rainy day. It is made with a combination of lentils, curd, tomato and a special spice powder to add to the deliciousness. So come, let’s start making it—

  1. Toor dal-250 gms
  2. Moong dal-100 gms
  3. Onions-1(big)
  4. Tomato-2
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Beaten Curd-2 tbsp
  7. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  9. Salt-According to taste
  10. Lemon Juice-1 tsp

For the masala powder

  1. Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  2. Dry red chilly-1
  3. Peppercorns-2
  4. Masoor dal-1 tsp
  5. Curry leaves-4

For tadka-

  1. Black mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Curry leaves-4
  4. Oil-2 tbsp

Step 1

Wash and boil the lentils with salt and turmeric powder.Chop the onion, green chilies and tomato finely.
Step 2

Heat a nonstick pan and add all the masala powder ingredients. Roast them.When cooled blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
Step 3

B612_20200822_075200_906Heat some oil in a deep, non-stick pan. Add the tadka ingredients and let it splutter. Now add finely chopped onions and green chilies. Fry for a minute. Next, add the chopped tomatoes and fry again for two to three minutes. Now add the masala powder. Fry it till the rawness disappears.Now add the beaten curd. And now it’s time to add the boiled lentil and give it a good mix. Let the shorba simmer for two to three minutes. Switch off the gas.After it cools, add the lemon juice. Mix well. Serve garnished with coriander.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all of you.


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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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