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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lentil Soup for Idly and Dosa/ Paruppu Thakkali Soup

Preparation time-5mins
Cooking time-25mins
Serves-5

This is one of our traditional family recipe, i had not tasted this soup anywhere else. This soup is served along with hot idlys and crispy dosas. I also like eating this soup with steamed rice. This soup will be mild and great in taste. This soup is perfect for all ages. Its great food for the toddlers too. When feeding the toddlers you need to mash the steamed rice very well and add this soup generously to the rice and feed them.

Ingredients
Toor dal/ Split pigeon peas-1cup( washed and soaked for 1/2 hour)
Tomatoe-100gms( finely chopped)
Onion small-1( finely chopped)
Ghee-2tbsp
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Vadagam-1/2tsp

Method
Pressure cook the toor dal and tomatoes for 15 mins. Once the toor dal is well done, allow to cool and mash well with lentil masher. Strain the juice of the mashed toor dal with help of fine hole strainer. Add water to the toor dal residue and strain again, follow this step again and again till you get enough juice form the toor dal. Throw away the toordal residue since all the nutrients has been extracted through the juice. Collect this lentil juice in a deep vessel, add red chilly powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder and salt. Place the vessel on heat and bring to boil, simmer the soup for 5 mins. In the meantime heat a tadka pan and add ghee, when hot add the vadagam and onions, fry for few seconds. Add the onion tempering to the simmering soup. Turn off the heat and Serve this hot soup with Idly, Dosas or Steamed rice.

32 comments:

Priya said...

I do this often, quick and easy side dish..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Wow..you are on a roll, aren't you? Three posts in a single day? Hmm, some dishes you are making dear! Soup looks yummy..Should be excellent to dunk mini idlis in!

Jagruti said...

Thin soup looks so delicious..I can have it right now..very colourful..

Angie's Recipes said...

I too cooked some lentil soup today for my hubby. It's really great to have some bean soup in the cold days.

Padma said...

Such a lovely color... perfect with idli/ dosa or even can have it as it is :)

Pavithra said...

Looks so delicious and I am drooling.. i can have it without idli and dosa itself.

simply.food said...

Sounds delicious and healthy too.

Rachana Kothari said...

Looks so delicious and tempting...would love to have some now:)

Jyoti V said...

Looks so colorful..love to have with idli

kothiyavunu said...

Easy and yummy soup..:D

Cicily Antony said...

looking yummy...i can have jus this...no need of any accompaniments...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thats easy and yummy soup...very soothing..

Gita said...

I too love this dear...this tastes so good with rice...looks very comforting :)

meeso said...

Looks tasty, thanks for sharing!

Usha said...

Looks yum and inviting !

Shama Nagarajan said...

really a smiple yummy soup....thanks for sharing

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice click,seems delicious

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww..this s yummm...superb snap Mye :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Superb!!!! yummy yumm

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm looks very yummy and the consistency is so perfect for idli and dosa!!! Lovely color!!!

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Bhawna said...

Easy and delicious. Really nice recipe for cold days. What is Vadagam?

Jayashree said...

Haven't come across this side dish before. Nice one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Like this thin sambhar so much, taste with idlies:)

Sandhya Hariharan said...

An ideal side for Idli's n Dosa's . Got to try it.. my batter is just ready:)

Gulmohar said...

Love the color..nice click and great recipe...

Shri said...

Such a lovely side to idli and dosas...Yumm, Mye!

Pari said...

Hi Mye, the soup looks so good and personally will love it with mini Idlis. Is vadagam asafetida?

Rohini said...

Wow.. Surely must taste heavenly na? Never tried this way before..

Fimère said...

elle me conne envie de passer à table
une recette très savoureuse
bonne journée

shahana said...

Sounds easy as well as tasty.But could you please tell me wat this vadagam is?

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Une très bonne soupe aux lentilles.
Je note.
A bientôt.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

Vadagam is a aromatic tempering used in many South Indian dishes. I had posted the vadagam preparation method, hope its useful to all:)

Happy blogging!!!