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Channa Dal Soup for a rainy day.

posted 16 Mar 2016, 23:30 by R A   [ updated 17 Mar 2016, 02:38 ]
During rainy season, every one prefers something hot to drink. One such is soups. Here is a simple and easy to make soup.

Channa Dal - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 nos
Gren chillies - 3 nos
Red Chilly - 1 no.
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Salt to taste

Pressure cook channa dal with about 2 cups of water. Remove and drain the water. Mash 1/2 of the channa dal to a fine paste. To the channadal water add finely chopped (better pureed) tomatoes, green chillies, finely chopped coriander leaves and cook well. If using chopped tomatoes wait till they get soft. When it comes to a boil add the mashed channa dal remove from flame add salt and pepper powder and mix well. Garnish with finely chopped curry leaves.

In a seasoning laddle add ghee, mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, asafodeita, red chilly and pour it on top of the curry leaves.

Serve hot as a evening time soup. Just before serving add a spoon or two of the cooked whole channa dal.