March 3, 2011

Tomato Lentil soup

yellow lentils(Toor dal)-1 cup
Olive oil-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds-1 tspn
Coriander powder-1 tspn
Cumin powder-1 tspn
Black pepper-1 tspn
Onion- 1 (chopped)
Garlic clove-3 (chopped)
Tomatoes(crushed)-1 cup
Tamarind paste-1 tblspn( optional)
Salt to taste
Water as required
Sugar-1 tspn( optional)
1.Cook the lentils in pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
2.Heat oil in a deep pan and splutter mustard seeds.
3.Add onions,garlic,coriander powder,cumin powder and black pepper.Stir well until the onions turn golden brown.
4.Add curry leaves,tomatoes,sugar,tamarind paste,cooked lentils,salt and water.Simmer until lentils are very tender.
 Serve warm


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