Shorba is a variety of soup or stew found in national cuisines.It is gravy of soupy consistency and can be served with roti or paratha.Originally shorbas were made with meat or chicken the vegetarian variety came up much later.

Today I have prepared Moong Daal Shorba.This is well flavored and with a chilly chutney toast can pass off as a full meal. Ideal for one of those rainy days when you want to sip on something hot , but light and spicy.

 ½ cup………… yellow moong daal
½ tsp …………..ginger, finely chopped
1tsp……………. onion, finely chopped
2…………………..green chillies, finely chopped
1…………………..tomato finely chopped
¼ tsp………….. pepper, coarsely crushed
Salt to taste
Lemon juice
Coriander leaves.
Wash and soak the daal for 1hour.
Heat a pressur cooker.
Add onions,ginger,green chilly, daal , half the tomato and salt.
Add water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Let the pressure drop.
Add the rest of tomato, coriander, lemon and pepper.
Check consistency.If you need to add water do so and give it a boil.
Serve with grilled spicy chutney bites.

Chutney
2……………….green chilly
1tbsp………. coriander leaves
2tbsp………. farsaan sev / boondi / murmura
Salt to taste
Lemon juice
Blend all to a smooth paste ,adding a little water to get the chutney consistency.
This chutney should be spicy.

Chutney Toast
Grill bread slices to crisp and golden.
Apply chutney.
Serve with shorba.


This goes to Kalyani’s Magic Mingle# 7
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