Indian Dalsa Recipe

Indian Dalsa is a traditional lentil soup from the Indian subcontinent. Made with red lentils, it is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is commonly enjoyed as a main course or as a side dish. The lentils are cooked with a blend of aromatic spices, such as cumin, turmeric, and garam masala, which give the soup its distinct taste. Dalsa is typically served hot with rice or bread, and it can be garnished with fresh cilantro or a squeeze of lemon juice for added freshness.

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Ingredients for Indian Dalsa Recipe

  • 0.17 cup Red Lentils, Rinsed And Soaked
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 0.17 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
  • 0.08 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/25 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 0.17 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required Water, As Needed
  • as per your need Fresh Cilantro, For Garnish
  • as required Lemon Juice, For Garnish

Directions: Indian Dalsa Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse the red lentils thoroughly and soak them in water for about 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a large pot, heat some oil and add cumin seeds, chopped onions, and minced garlic. Sauté until the onions turn golden brown.
  • STEP 3.Add the soaked lentils, along with turmeric, cayenne pepper, garam masala, and salt. Stir well to coat the lentils with the spices.
  • STEP 4.Pour in enough water to cover the lentils and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the lentils are cooked and tender.
  • STEP 5.Using a blender or an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth and creamy. If the soup is too thick, add more water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • STEP 6.Adjust the seasoning if needed and serve the dalsa hot with rice or bread. Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the lentils helps to reduce the cooking time and ensures they cook evenly.
  • You can customize the spice level by adjusting the amount of cayenne pepper used.
  • For a richer flavor, you can add a dollop of ghee (clarified butter) to the soup before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover dalsa can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave, adding a little water if needed to thin it out.
  • Serve the reheated dalsa with fresh rice or bread for a quick and satisfying meal.
Nutrition
value
143
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat8 g Protein25 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Carbs
    25g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    25g
  • Protein
    8g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    51mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    526mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    47mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    9mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    58mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    133mg
  • Selenium
    5mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp