Suva Masoor Dal / Split Red Lentil Soup with Dill Leaves

Course: Dal
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Neha Mathur
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Ingredients

  • Dhuli masoor dal / Split skinned red lentil - 1 cup
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dill /Suva leaves - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves chopped
  • Cumin / Zeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek / Methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Heeng - 1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilies-  3-4
  • Onion - 1/2 cup chopped
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • lemon juice - 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Wash the dal and put it in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and cook till done.
  3. Remove from heat and let the pressure release.
  4. Open the pressure cook.
  5. Add more water till the desired consistency of dal is reached.
  6. Add suva leaves and cook the dal for 2-4 minutes.
  7. Heat ghee in a pan.
  8. When the ghee is hot, add garlic and fry till slightly browned.
  9. Add methi, zeera, heeng and dry red chilies and fry till they splutter.
  10. Add onion and fry till onion is golden brown.
  11. Add this tempering to the cooked dal.
  12. Add lemon juice in the dal.
  13. Serve hot with rice or phulke.