Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Curried Black Lentil Soup(Kaali Mash Ki Daal)



Iron rich Heart healthy Dals(lentils) with roti(flatbread) or chawal(rice) is the quintessential comfort food of every Indian household,also the major source of protein for the vegetarians.With so many varieties to choose from,lentils are usually used to make spicy curried soups like Sambhar(with Toor dal) and spinach lentil soup(with yellow Mung).Lentils like Urad are simply good topped with some fried onions,herbs and squeeze of lemon ,another favorite delicacy with Urad,which is hard to miss in south Indian breakfast menu is the Vada.Khichdi with whole green Mung and Biryani with Chana are piquant combos with rice.

Lentils\legumes part of meals every day.I often make the Curried Black lentil soup ,which go perfect with bread\roti\parathas.
Ingredients
1 cup Black Split Lentils(Kaali Urad\Mash)
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
3/4 teaspoon chilly powder
3/4 teaspoon ground spices(like cardamoms,cloves ,cumin and cinnamon)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds(Zeera)
2-3 whole spices cardamon ,cinnamon sticks,cloves
1 small onion,finely chopped
1 medium tomato,finely chopped
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste,or freshly minced ginger and garlic
2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice.
2 tablespoon chopped herbs,I used Cilantro
Salt as per taste

Method
Wash and Soak lentil for 15-20 minutes.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker or skillet with lid,add the onions,cumin seeds and whole spices.Mix in the ginger and garlic when onions turn lightly brown,add the chopped tomatoes,rest of the spices ,saute for a minute.Drain all the water from the lentils and add to the mixture,let roast for 2-3 minutes,before adding 3 cups of water and seasoning with salt.Cover and cook until lentils are tender 10-12 minutes on medium high heat in a PC and 30-40 minutes in a skillet.Uncover and stir and simmer for another 5-10 minutes until gravy thickens,garnish with chopped herbs and serve hot with bread\roti\parathas.

For more heart healthy lentil\legumes recipes,don't miss the My Legume Love Affair event started by Well Seasoned Cook,hosting the seventh helping is Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons.

Interesting Read
Heart health gain locked in pigment of black lentils

More Tasty Lentils Recipes

45 comments:

Ann said...

wonderful post yasmeen..why dont you send this to Srivalli's legume affair ? Seriously,this is going to be the best entry..

Yasmeen said...

Thanks Ann,I'll send the recipe for the event.

Rajani said...

love maa ki dal... !!

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...healthy recipe..delicious

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A very pleasing and comforting soup! I love such combos!

Cheers,

Rosa

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely Yasmeen.Healthy and comforting dal.I love this maa di dal,but always thght it was difficult to prepare.Will give this a try.

DEESHA said...

lovely. soo healthy & nutritious

Pam said...

It's very rainy today with heavy winds - I could use a bowl of this soup right now.

Uma said...

mmm. looks so delicious and healthy.

Vishali said...

Wow Yasmeen the soup looks delicious and mouth watering and is a very nice recipe for this winter.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Gita's Kitchen said...

The dhal along with the rotis looks so inviting Yasmeen. I never tried using this combination of dhals or black ural dhal. I am planning to try this one soon :)

Cham said...

This one i ordered in Punjabi restaur, looks delicious !

Vibaas said...

My favorite Yasmeen. Looks yum.

Yasmeen, the picture looks a bit pixelized though. don't know if it's my pc setting.

Varsha Vipins said...

lovely flavorful dish Yasmeen..:)

Sanghi said...

Wat a healthy post dear! U r rocking..! do visit my new blog of world food treat. :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Love it. Kaali Urad dal...is my favourite one...but during my hostel days...it used to be a worst recipe. So lost cravings for it lately. Wish I could make it again...thanks for this awesome + healthy recipe dear.

Navita said...

love it...hve already posted abt it on my blog too...lol..
we are dal-lovers :P

check out here if u hve time-http://cooking-up-a-storm-zaayeka.blogspot.com/2008/12/daal-makhaani-lentils-in-creamy-sauce.html


hugs

Vij said...

A healthy post yasmeen! I love this daal. Urs looks lovely girl!

Adlak's tiny world said...

Healthy and Nutritious yasmeen.. a good post with useful info..

G.Pavani said...

healthy and delicious soup yaar..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Your hear is full of legumes and lentils... HEHEHE... Gr8 combo with piping hot rotis...

sowmya said...

wow..that loooks really good..must have tasted great too..

Priya said...

Never tried to prepare soup with black dal..looks delicious..real comforting soup...loved ur heart shape dals..u r so creative Yasmeen...

Sanghi said...
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Mediterranean kiwi said...

i'm interested in the different dals and other pulses that you use. the picture with the different colours looks very enticing. in greece we use quite a few pulses too, and i was wondering if you could show us somw more collages like the photo you posted

notyet100 said...

perfect,,,:-)

Happy cook said...

Yummy. It looks so delicious.
I have never made this, have heard and seen in so many place .

Cheri Sicard said...

Looks delicious and healthy Yasmeen. I have several bags of lentils in my pantry that I picked up at the Indian market last time I was in LA. I will have to try your soup. Thanks for the recipe.

SriLekha said...

wow! healthy one and new for me!

hijabee said...

Great post yasmeen. I love lentils, thanks for sharing :)

anudivya said...

That is such a power packed bowl... would make a nice meal by itself.

aquadaze said...

Oh this is a really no sweat way of making kaali dal! Next time I make kaali dal, I'm gonna make it your way.

Bharti said...

Lovely daal Yasmeen. Happy New year to you..

Uj said...

Looks yummy. I am going to make this soon.. I have some black urad with me. Its simple and healthy. Thanks for posting Yasmeen

Astra Libris said...

Your blog is so beautiful, and I love your focus on healthful foods! Your black lentil soup sounds incredible, as do your whole wheat cookies!

Kevin said...

That lentil soup sounds tasty!

Preety said...

nice and healthy soup recipe

Anjum said...

wow i love the way u cooked it up...with spices...very spicy n comforting

Sharmi said...

never tried this. I have just used it for idly batter, did not know we could make such a comforting dal:)

Asha said...

Love the arrangement of all those dals, good one. Great entry for lugume too! :))

Srivalli said...

Thats such a refreshing soup!..thanks for the entry yas!

Aparna said...

Creamy maa ki dal. Lovely.
We love dal here, any which way. No wonder dal-chawal and dal-roti is a combo.

Viki Xavier. said...

I know the chef inside yasmeen , but now found the hidden artist. Your legume arrangement is superb dear.
Yummy soup.

Manohar Rathore said...

how wonderful receipy for a healthy indian daal

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