Saturday, July 5, 2014

Dal Soup

Dal soup is a very delicious yummy creamy soup recipe.It is made with urad dal it's the dehusked splited black gram dal. You will get this dal in any Indian grocery store it's very tasty and creamy in texture.Urad dal, also known as white lentil or black lentil is a kind of bean that is grown in the southern parts of Asia. Also known as black dal, urad dal is used as a major ingredient in Indian cuisine for preparing a healthy diet. Both black and yellow urad dal are used for preparing a variety of dals with different flavors. It is highly valued due to its numerous health benefits. For example, Urad dal has protein, fat, and carbohydrates which is required by the body. If you are looking for a protein-friendly diet, then opt for urad dal. This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Urad dal is also good for women as it has iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium which makes it a healthy pulse. Urad dal is also rich in fiber which makes it easy to digest. It is also heart healthy. I am sure a dal which is loaded with such health benefit when cooked in soup style will soon be your fav list. If you are weight watcher then use diet butter instead of regular butter but do give this simple sweet flavour ful dal soup a try> iam sure you all will love it. With this I also want to wish all my friends in America and Canada very happy Independence Day..enjoy the weekend!

Dal Soup

  • 1 cup black gram dal skin less/ dhuli urad dal
  •  1 1/2 cup water
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp whole cumin
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed
  • 8 to 10 whole black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
  • to taste salt and pepper
Cooking Directions
  1. Wash the dal well. Now in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom pan with water cook the dal till it is well cooked mash it well. Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a pan then add cumin , fennel seed, whole black pepper. Fry a little till you get the smell of butter fried cumin and fennel then add grated ginger and black pepper. Stir a little and then add the cooked dal. If needed add little more warm water according to your choice of consistency. I think bit thick consistency go well for this soup. Now let it come to boil while keep stirring then add sugar (if using) , salt and pepper powder.Mix well. Put off the flame and then add another table spoon of butter. Serve hot with bread or steamed rice with dash of little lime juice. I am sure you will love this yummy creamy soup.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.


Amrita Roy said...

Soup with goodness of protein... Visit my space too...event and giveaway going on

Beena.stephy said...

Healthy soup . love it