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This yellow lentil soup/dahl (also spelled daal or dal) is a great winter soup to warm you up. It is quick and easy to prepare as this recipe has very few ingredients. You can also make it with your leftover dahl. It has a mild taste and is very nutritious. It is liked by people of all ages.

I have used pressure cooker for this recipe. You may also use a sauce pan but you may need to cook it for a longer time until the lentils are well cooked.

Yellow Lentil Soup/Dahl with Dough Slices

Ingredients for soup/dahl:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of yellow lentil
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 cups of water
Ingredients for dough:
  • 1 cup plain flour (you may also use wholemeal flour instead)
  • Water to knead dough
Preparing soup:
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  • Add cumin seeds and wait until it's darkened.
  • Add onion and fry until the onions are soft.
  • Add yellow lentils, salt, chilli and water. Stir well and cover the pressure cooker lid. Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
Preparing dough:
  • Mix water and flour. Knead until you get a soft dough.
  • Roll the dough and cut small slices out of it. You may cut into triangular or square shapes or any other shapes you like.
Final steps:
  • Once the soup is cooked, add the dough slices in the soup and cook it uncovered for another 5 minutes or until the dough slices are cooked. You may need to add hot water if your soup is too thick.


    claudia lamascolo said...
    This is awesome I love love love lentils!
  1. ... on June 26, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
  2. Angie's Recipes said...
    Love lentil! My mom loves to dough peel in the soup too.
  3. ... on June 26, 2011 at 2:16 PM  
  4. daphne said...
    This is an all in one dish! What a great idea to have pieces of dough in Dahl.
  5. ... on June 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM  
  6. Mary said...
    What a lovely dish. We learned to love lentils while on our trip to India last year. This sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary
  7. ... on June 27, 2011 at 2:37 AM  
  8. Veronica's Kitchen said...
    The soup is such a winter warm and love the idea of adding dough pieces into it! YUM!
  9. ... on June 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
  10. cookingvarieties said...
    hi c&s, looks delicious, actually i have never eaten lentils in my life, must try this one from you., cos i have never seen a lentil recipe wth dough before..
    yum yum and looking forward. have a nice day
  11. ... on June 27, 2011 at 2:52 PM  
  12. briarrose said...
    Such yummy flavor. It's been forever since I've done lentils.
  13. ... on June 28, 2011 at 6:23 AM  
  14. Hari Chandana said...
    Very interesting recipe.. Looks delicious.. First time here.. Nice blog !!
    Indian Cuisine
  15. ... on June 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM  
  16. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...
    Mmm I've had something similar from a local Indian restaurant. I love the pieces of dough--so satisfying!
  17. ... on June 29, 2011 at 5:22 AM  
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  19. ... on June 30, 2011 at 2:51 PM  
  20. Jenn said...
    I'm a big fan of dal... never seen it with dumplings in it... that looks very interesting.
  21. ... on July 1, 2011 at 1:29 PM  
  22. Cooking Gallery said...
    I love how interesting the recipe sounds and it looks so intriguing too... I wish I could take a sip :)!
  23. ... on July 4, 2011 at 3:43 AM  
  24. masini vanzare said...
    Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.
  25. ... on July 15, 2011 at 12:58 AM  
  26. Magic of Spice said...
    I adore anything lentil! Beautifully flavored soup here, and the broth looks so rich and inviting :)
  27. ... on July 15, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

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