Bombay curry soup recipe | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup |

Bombay curry soup recipe | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup | with 24 amazing images.

Bombay curry soup recipe | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup is a nourishing bowl perfect for winters. Learn how to make Indian style red lentil soup.

To make Bombay curry soup, heat the oil in a pressure cooker, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for a 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic and chilli powder and sauté on a medium flame for a few more minutes. Add the masoor dal and tomatoes and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the salt, mix well and saute for 1 more minute. Add 2½ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Blend the mixture to a smooth puree using a hand blender. Transfer to a pan and boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve hot garnished with rice and lemon wedges.

Masoor dal and tomato 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. The use of masoor dal with veggies makes it a wholesome treat.

This unique masoor dal 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 Indian style red lentil soup is served in a unique style with a garnish of rice, which makes it very satiating and comforting. However, the health conscious can avoid serving with rice and benefit from its protein, calcium, fibre and vitamin C.

Tips for Bombay curry soup. 1. Let the pressure cooker cool down enough before blending the soup. 2. Blend it well so no chunks of vegetables remain. 3. This soup is thick and creamy, so if you are serving it later you will have to add little water to adjust the consistency of the soup and reheat it before serving.

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Bombay Curry Soup

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Bombay Curry Soup recipe - How to make Bombay Curry Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     8Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients


For Bombay Curry Soup
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
4 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal
salt to taste

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

Method
For bombay curry soup

    For bombay curry soup
  1. To make bombay curry soup, 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 using a hand blender.
  8. Transfer to a pan and boil for 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Serve the bombay curry soup hot garnished with rice and lemon wedges.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy44 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates4.8 g
Fiber0.9 g
Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.5 mg
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What is Bombay curry soup made off?

    What is Bombay curry soup made off?
  1. What is Bombay curry soup made off? Bombay curry soup is made with easily available ingredients from 1/2 cup sliced onions, 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun), 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, 4 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal, oil and salt.

What is masoor dal?

    What is masoor dal?
  1. This is what masoor dal looks like. See here to know everything about  masoor (split red lentil) dal
  2. Put the masoor dal in a glass bowl and cover with water. 1 cup of cooked Masoor dal gives 19 grams of protein. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones.  Whole Masoor or masoor dal is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Masoor dal is is good for diabetics and a healthy heart. See detailed 10 health benefits of masoor dal.  
  3. Use your fingers to remove dirt from the dal. You can see the water turning a muddy colour. Change the water a few times till the dal appears clean. 
  4. Use a sieve and drain out the water. The masoor (split red lentil) dal is washed and drained. 

Pressure cooking Bombay Curry Soup

    Pressure cooking Bombay Curry Soup
  1. To make the Bombay curry soup | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup |  heat the oil in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 1/2 cup sliced onions.
  3. Sauté on a medium flame for a 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
  5.   Add 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun). Garlic has been proven to lower cholesterol. The active ingredient allicin present in garlic aids in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is also alleged to help regulate blood glucose levels for diabetics. Garlic is great for the heart and circulatory system. Garlic has an antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal function and can help in relieving common cold and other viral infections. To boost your immune system have a garlic clove a day. Garlic is a top anti viral food. The thiosulphate compound, Allicin found in garlic acts as a strong antioxidant and protects our body from damage of free radicals.  Read here for complete benefits of garlic
  6. Sauté on a medium flame for a few more minutes.
  7. Add 4 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal.
  8. Add 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes. Tomatoes are extremely rich source of Lycopene. Tomatoes are a powerful antioxidant, super rich in Vitamin C, good for heart. Tomatoes are a Pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Read about 13 amazing benefits of tomatoes.  
  9. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Mix well.
  12. Sauté for 1 more minute.

Cooking Bombay curry soup | masoor dal soup |

    Cooking Bombay curry soup | masoor dal soup |
  1. Add 2½ cups of water.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  4. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. This is how the pressure cooked soup looks like. It has chunks of tomatoes and onions in it.
  5. Use a hand blender to make a smooth soup. Hand blender works the best as it will blend the tomatoes and onion very quickly and you can blend it in the pressure cooker. If you have a high end mixer, then you can also blend in it. 
  6. Blend the mixture to a smooth puree with a hand blender.
  7. Transfer to a pan and boil for 5 to 7 minutes. Serve Bombay curry soup | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup | hot.
  8. Or serve hot with some cooked rice put in the Bombay curry soup | masoor dal soup | masoor dal and tomato soup | Indian style red lentil soup.

Reviews

Bombay Curry Soup
 on 15 Dec 10 07:00 PM
5

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!