Spicy Tomato-Dal Soup

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 3 - firm ripe tomatoes
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 1 sprig - mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - coriander finely chopped
  • 4 cups - dal, lentil or vegetable stock
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumins and mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 3 pinches - asafoetida powder
  • 3 pinches - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • Roast and grind to a powder:
  • 6 - peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 - dry red chillies

How to Make Spicy Tomato-Dal Soup

  • Halve tomatoes, scoop out seeds and inner pulp. Set aside.
  • Boil remaining tomatoes in 1 cup water till soft.
  • Peel off skin of boiled tomatoes, discard.
  • Grind rest to a smooth puree.
  • Add saved tomato seeds and pulp. Mix and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a deep vessel. Add bay leaf, seeds, chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and splutter.
  • Add tomato puree, all other ingredients, ground powder and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 2 mins, add stock, stir and bring back to a boil.
  • Simmer for 4-5 mins.
  • This soup should not be very thin, it should have dal-like consistency.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice, and papadums.

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