Oneeda's Kitchen Blog

Dal Shorba

Posted on: March 19, 2010

Moong dal (yellow dal) ½ cup.
Chopped onion ¼ tsp.
Chopped ginger 1inch.
Chopped garlic 2 cloves.
Cumin seeds ½ tsp.
Lemon 1 no.
Butter/Oil 1 tsp.
Chopped green chili 2 nos.
Chopped green coriander 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder ½ tsp.
Salt As per


1. Pick, clean and wash moong dal.
2. Peel and chop the onion, ginger and garlic. Wash and chop the green
chilies. Clean, wash and chop the coriander leaves. Remove juice of
the lemon.
3. Mix together moong dal, chopped onion, chopped ginger, chopped
green chillies, turmeric powder, salt and chopped garlic. Add five cups
of water and bring it to a boil. Simmer and cook for fifteen minutes.
4. Remove scum from the top from time to time. Cook until dal is very soft.
5. Pass a through a soup strainer. Keep aside.
6. Heat butter in a pan, add cumin seeds. Sauté on low heat so that the butter is not burnt but at the same time full flavor and aroma of cumin seeds comes out.
7. Add pureed dal, add water to correct consistency, if required. Bring it to a boil. Add juice of a lemon.
8. Serve piping hot garnished with finely chopped fresh coriander leaves.


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