DAL SHORBA – Pressure cooker recipes

dal shorba recipe

DAL SHORBA – Indian Soup Yellow Healthy and Delicious

Shorba, Indian healthy and tasty soup, the name originated from the Arabic word “Chorba”, is commonly served to many dining tables across the globe- Romania, Russia and some parts of Central Europe and Asia. When it comes to Vegetable, it makes the best healthy food other than that of beef or meat Shorba. You can save a lot of cooking time by using pressure cookers while preserving the aroma and taste the same like without pressure cooker.

Preparation (Ingredients)

Yellow split gramme dal: 1/2 cup soaked for 20 mins

Onion: 1 small finely chopped

Ginger: 2″ finely chopped

Garlic: 5 cloves finely chopped

Green chilli: 1 finely chopped

Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp

Peppercorns: 7, coarsely grounded

Olive oil: 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp

Lemon juice: 2 tbsp

Rosemary: 1/2 tsp

Fresh basil leaves: 10

Handful of coriander leaves, chopped

Mozzarella: 1 tbsp

Salt as per taste



Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add ginger garlic and chillies. Sauté till garlic gets brown. Now add onions n sauté until translucent. Put soaked dal, salt and turmeric powder and roast the dal for five mins. Add basil leaves and water. Pressure cook till three whistles.

Sieve it. Reserve the stock. Add mozzarella to the Dal and puree it. Add the puréed Dal to the stock back in the cooker. Bring it to a boil then lower the flame. Add pepper and rosemary.

Cook for 7 to 8 mins. Just before serving add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Cover for couple of mins and serve to pipe hot

Served this soup with garlic butter bread and bread sticks.


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