Split dehusked Moong dal – 1/2 cup
Tomato – 1
Onion – 1
Green chilli – 1
Ginger – 1/4 inch
Garlic – 2 cloves
Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp or more
Hing – 2 pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil – 2 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves
Finely chop all the vegetables .
Wash the moong dal 5 to 6 times and set aside.
Heat 1 tsp Oil/Ghee in pressure cooker. Once hot, add finely chopped green chillies,finely chopped ginger and fry for few seconds.
Add finely chopped onions and saute till they are slightly brown.
Add chopped tomatoes and fry till tomatoes become soft.
Add turmeric powder,Red chilli powder and fry for few seconds.
Add moong dal and 2 cups of water.
Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 5 whistles or till dal is cooked well.
Cool the entire mixture and puree it using hand blender or Mixie.
Heat Oil/Ghee in a large pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds and finely chopped garlic .
Fry for few seconds and add the dal puree .
Add salt and 2 cups water.
Cook the shorba till it comes to a boil.
Add pepper powder and finely chopped coriander leaves.