Bombay Curry Soup

Bombay Curry Soup

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Bombay Curry Soup is a sumptuous soup with a desi flavour. With dal and rice, it is quite filling and can be served as a quick snack or a meal-in-a-bowl.

This unique soup is made by cooking dal with garlic, spice powders and tomatoes, straining the cooked mixture, and boiling the liquid till it thickens. The curry powder used to flavour the dal gives this soup a very exciting flavour, while a dash of lemon juice gives it a refreshing tanginess, which energizes your taste buds!

The Bombay Curry Soup is served in a unique style with a garnish of rice, which makes it very satiating and comforting.

Bombay Curry Soup recipe - How to make Bombay Curry Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 servings
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1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp chilli powder (optional)
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1/4 cup cooked rice (chawal)
lemon wedges

  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few more minutes
  3. Add the masoor dal and tomatoes and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, mix well and saute for 1 more minute.
  5. Add 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  7. Blend the mixture to a smooth puree and then strain using a sieve.
  8. Transfer to a pan and boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Serve hot garnished with rice and lemon wedges.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy44 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates4.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A85.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C4.4 mg
Folic Acid7 mcg
Calcium13.3 mg
Iron0.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium2 mg
Potassium26.1 mg
Zinc0.2 mg


Bombay Curry Soup
 on 15 Dec 10 07:00 PM

Very different indeed! full of different flavours, the bombay curry soup is as unique as its name! Love the addition of rice..makes it very filling!