East Indian Lentil Soup (Dal Shorva)
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An inexpensive, easy-to-make and delicious Indian inspired soup.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 10 mins 45 mins
Ingredients
Directions
1. Rinse the beans or lentils.
2. Bring to a boil with the stock, turmeric, cayenne, cumin, cardamom and curry/bay leaves.
3. Let simmer until the beans or lentils are very soft (about 30 minutes). If using bay leaves, remove them now. Curry leaves can be left in the soup. Mix the soup slightly to a not too smooth consistency (or mash the lentils/beans with a ladle).
4. Sauté the garlic and mustard seeds lightly in the fat and add to the soup. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
5. Stir in fresh squeezed lemon juice, and serve.
6. Note: The flavor is a lot better using fresh whole cardamom and cumin and grinding just before use. This slightly modified recipe stems from Mumtaz Khan at Mumtaz Paan House in Bradford, England. Mung beans is the exquisite choice, but red or yellow lentils also make a delicious result (green lentils are not recommended). The chicken stock can be replaced with vegetable stock for a vegetarian variety.
7. Note: based on a recipe from Recipezaar.
Nutrition summary
There are 433 calories in 1 serving of East Indian Lentil Soup (Dal Shorva).
Calorie split: 19% fat, 55% carbs, 26% protein.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
433
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
9.18g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.799g
9%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.642g
Monounsaturated Fat
5.116g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
520mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
59.08g
21%
Dietary Fiber
22.6g
81%
Sugars
7.61g
Protein
28.4g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
72mg
6%
Iron
7.14mg
40%
Potassium
1128mg
24%
Vitamin A
11mcg
1%
Vitamin C
10.4mg
12%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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