Category: Soups
Rating: 3.81
Servings: 6


1/4 teaspoon turmeric
5 garlic cloves, chopped
10 peppercorns, black
1 onian, small and chopped
3/4 cup lentils
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions: How to Cook Masoor Dahl Soup (Lentil Soup)

Boil 2 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Add turmeric, garlic, peppercorns, onion, lentils and 1 ts salt. Bring to a boil again. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until lentils are cooked and most of the water had dried up (about 20 mins).

Mash or grind lentils completely using a little water if necessary.

Return lentils to saucepan. Pour in 6 cups water and bring to a boil. Turn heat on to medium-low and simmer 10 to 15 mins.

Add lemon juce and salt to taste.

This soup can be eaten as is or with boiled rice.


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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

christina chatman writes:

you're soup was the best. i've never tasted any better soup. lentil soup is my favorite.

Posted on 30 Apr 2008, 19:22 ET

nina kline writes:

i love your soup!!!!!!!!!!! that was the best meal ever!!

Posted on 15 May 2008, 22:27 ET

Mark writes:

I picked this soup because its very easy to make, to bad it was horribe, this soup had no flavor what so ever and I only used 4 cups of water, this recipe calls for six, you might as well have a glass of warm water, to add flavor to this soup your talking about adding salt that might put you in a stroke zone, pass on this soup you'll only be wasteing your money and your time,

Posted on 09 Jul 2008, 16:28 ET

femida writes:

can u e mail me u r recepes?

Posted on 22 Jan 2009, 07:32 ET

liz writes:

wow something went wrong. i had the same result as Mark. really dull. wonder what happened??

Posted on 03 May 2009, 20:16 ET

De Nita writes:

Well, I do love my Indian food. One of those reasons being that it is flavorful and spicy. This recipe was a tad b;and. Hmmmmmmmmm. Maybe too much water?

Posted on 23 Jun 2009, 15:56 ET

JM writes:

*five* garlic cloves and *ten* ppeppercorns and you find it tastes "like a glass of warm water"?
With due respect, please consult your doctor and/or quit smoking (a big taste killer).

Posted on 23 May 2010, 19:27 ET

EZ writes:

Its ok for a fake whitey version, but doesn't recapitulate the full flavor of the real indian stuff. If 5 cloves of garlic in 8 cups of water, boiled for a while, is a lot of spice to you then maybe you shouldn't move to india

Posted on 20 Feb 2011, 20:30 ET

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