Lentil Shorba

Lentil/Dal shorba is a delicious soup recipe flavored by adding turmeric and other spices found in our kitchen. Perfect for lunch and dinner. Read on to know more.

By Gayatri Chona
30 Sep 2020

Controls Blood Sugar Levels

The amount of fibre present in the dal slows the digestion process. This helps in reducing a sudden spike on blood sugar levels. It could feature in the regular diets of people suffering from issues like diabetes.


Boosts Heart Health

Lentils are high in protein, vitamins, folate and magnesium, all of which encourage heart health and help in regulating blood, oxygen and nutrients in the body.


Aids Weight Loss

The balanced carbohydrates and minimal fat present in the lentil provide you with all the essential nutrients. They increase satiety and slow down the digestion process, promoting a healthy way for your weight loss.


The Anti-ageing Food

The antioxidants present in the spices and the lentils reduce cell damage. It nourishes your skin and acts as an anti-ageing food. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals compounds can cause harm to the body if their levels are too high. They’re linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

To construct a balanced meal, add brown rice and a bowl of skimmed yoghurt to this soup. Excess consumption of lentils may result in kidney ailments or allergic reactions. Instead of using a single lentil, mixed lentils can also be used to prepare this lentil shorba. It is a healthy addition to the palatability and improves the protein content. For the vegetarians, the egg white can be totally omitted from the recipe.


Lentil Shorba - Full Recipe

  • 5
  • 252
    K calories
  • 45
  • 5/10

Easy Steps


Start by cutting the mangoes in half and make two more halves of each piece, until all the mangoes are square and rinsing and soaking the masoor dal in water for at least 1 hour like.


Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the red chillies, cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and coriander seeds for 1minute on a low flame. Then add the garlic and onion and sauté for another minute.


Add the soaked dal along with 6 cups of water, turmeric and salt in the pressure cooker and allow it to cook until 2-3 whistles.


Once done, cool and blend in a mixer. Strain if required.

Ingredients List
  • Masoor dal: 1 can
  • Cumin seeds: 1 ½ tsp
  • Large onion: 1 (chopped)
  • Round red chillies (boria mirch): 5
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Garlic cloves: 2 (grated)
  • Water or vegetable stalk: 6 cups
  • Oil: 3 tsp
  • Curry leaves: 5-6
  • Coriander seeds: 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp
  • Cinnamon: 1 small stick
  • Cloves: 1-2
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh coriander: 5 tbsp (chopped)
  • Egg whites: 1 ½ (boiled and grated)
  • Cooked spaghetti or noodles: ¾ cup
  • Medium- sized onion: 1 (cut into thin strips and fried in 1 tbsp oil for 2-3 minutes)

Add salt and one cup of water or vegetable stalk and bring to a boil for a few minutes.


Add lemon juice and remove from gas.


In a bowl, pour the hot soup and garnish with one tablespoon of spaghetti, one teaspoon of egg white, one teaspoon of fried onions and one teaspoon of coriander. Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fibre: 2g

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