Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba - Healthy Diabetic Recipe

Arhar Aur Tamatar Ka Shorba - Healthy Diabetic Recipe

A modified version of the traditional mulligatawny soup, this recipe features a medley of flavours that your taste-buds will delightedly dive into! what is more, it is also convenient to make as you can make the masala beforehand. Plus, the masala is very versatile, and can be added to dals and subzis too. Not to forget the health angle – tomatoes are rich in folic acid and vitamin c while toovar dal, though just added in a small quantity to impart thickness to the soup, adds to the nutritive value and also makes the soup wholesome and filling! relish it hot with lots of coriander.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Makes 4 servings


For The Masala:

1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies ,
broken into pieces
3 to 4 peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 tsp masoor dal (split red lentils)
1/2 tsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
a pinch cumin seeds (jeera)
4 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)

Other Ingredients:
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
7 to 8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
4 tomatoes , blanched and puréed
1/4 cup cooked toovar (arhar) dal , whisked
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

Preparation Method:

For the masala:

Heat a small non-stick pan, add all the ingredients and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.

When cool blend in a mixer to a fine powder. Keep aside.

How to proceed:

Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add the curry leaves, tomato purée, 2 cups of water, toovar dal, chilli powder, prepared masala and salt; mix well and bring to a boil.
Add the lemon juice and mix well.
Serve hot garnished with coriander.

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