Tata Sampann Recipes: Masoor Dal (Lentil) Soup
The humble masoor dal is an extremely versatile ingredient. It transforms into something indulgent when we add it to Masoor Ki Biryani and turns into a nutritious ingredient when used in a soup. Whether you prefer to use whole or split, it has many masoor dal benefits.
It is a good source of protein and fibre, as well as a significant source of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, zinc, folate and magnesium. Since it is high in fibre and has a low glycemic index, it is particularly beneficial to people with diabetes as it assists in maintaining healthy blood glucose and insulin levels.
In this soup recipe, we are taking the masoor dal benefits to the next level by combining it with some healthy vegetables such as carrots and tomatoes. The vegetables used in this soup add the necessary fibre and nutrients to the dish. As per your preference and dietary needs, you can also use different vegetables such as pumpkins or bottle gourd etc. This delicious soup from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana can accommodate all your preference.
While making this soup, ensure you use unpolished masoor dal from the Tata Sampann range to get its nutritional benefits. This dal is purer and cleaner than loose masoor dal that you can buy at the market. Tata Sampann offers standard quality throughout the year.
- 1 cup Tata Sampann Masoor Whole
- ½ tbsp oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¾ cup chopped pumpkin
- 1 medium carrot, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- ½ tbsp finely chopped garlic
- 4-5 coriander roots, washed
- Salt to taste
- 1½ tbsps butter
- Burnt garlic for garnish
- Chives for garnish
1. Add Tata Sampann Masoor Whole in a bowl and add sufficient water. Soak for 20-25 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a non-stick pressure cooker, add onion, pumpkin, carrot, tomato, and garlic. Mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.
3. Break coriander roots and add to the cooker. Add soaked dal and mix well.
4. Add salt, and mix well. Add 3 cups water and mix well. Place the lid on and cook till 4-5 whistles are released.
5. Allow the pressure to settle completely. Blend the mixture using an electric hand blender till smooth.
6. Add butter to it and mix well. Strain the soup into another pan, adjust seasoning and transfer to a serving bowl.
7. Garnish with burnt garlic and chives. Serve hot.
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