Monday, March 18, 2013

Osaman/Clear Lentil Soup

Today's recipe is a very simple Lentil Soup. We make it every day @ home,but never knew it has got a name and is also called a soup, not until i got  Sanjeev Kapoor's Dal and Kadhi CookBook. Osaman, Clear lentil soup, which can be made from both Tuvar Dal and Whole Moong dal. Today i have made it with Tuvar dal. Thin and Watery, with the taste of lemon,it is soothing for both throat and stomach. 

Ingredients
1 Cup Tuvar Dal/Pigeon pea
1/2 inch ginger
2 green chilies
2 tbsp jaggery
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
Salt to taste

Tempering
2 tbsp oil
a large pinch of hing/asafoetida
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3-4 cloves
1 inch cinnamon
5-6 black peppercorns
2 sprigs of curry leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Method
  • Wash tuvar dal and soak in 2 cups of water for about an half an hour. Drain, add five cups of fresh water and salt and pressure-cook for 3-4 whistles or until done.
  • Strain the cooked dal and reserve the stock. Use the dal to make some other dish. I used mine with little more water to make rasam.
  • Grind ginger and green chilies to a fine paste.  Stir one tbsp of water into the paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan, Splutter mustard seed, add hing, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, pepper corns, curry leaves, ginger-chili paste.

  • Next add the dal stock and stir. Add the turmeric powder and stir again. Adjust salt and add jaggery
  • Just before serving, add lemon juice or cut a small rind of the lemon and add it to the soup and garnish with coriander leaves and Serve Hot.

27 comments:

  1. The soup looks so good. I feel like sipping some:)

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  2. Soup looks lovely with the lemon rind

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  3. i love these kind of clear soups, nice soup

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  4. This looks so so yummy! Love the clicks :)

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  5. wow, loving it. Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

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  6. ooh ! what a lovely idea of tempering the soup with Indian spices.. will try this out tomorrow.. I too make this, sans the lemon of course..

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  7. The soup looks wonderful, and love the presentation.Oosaman can be made from whole moong also.

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  8. Sound almost like our rasam na, love the addition of jaggery and indian spices here..Wonderful clear soup Priya.

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  9. Soup looks awesome...Must be sweet and spicy

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  10. Delicious lentil soup, looks like rasam.

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  11. Love indian soups :) this one is sure flavorful

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  12. Love this clear soup..Looks so comforting..

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  13. Similar to rasam, with a little sweet added. Yep smoothing to stomach.

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  14. love this one....a light soup with beans

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  15. Priya, your picture has come out so well!..very nice..

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  16. Perfect on a wintry evening..lovely click too.

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  17. so much like our rasam... so comforting and so soothing!!
    Sowmya
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  18. comforting soup,looks so tempting and loved the way you presented the soup..

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  19. Will give this a try, sounds flavorful and so Indian. :)
    BTW, the recent pics have been really good. Why don't you publish them in a bigger size?

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    1. thanks suma, trying to change the template let me see!!!

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  20. What a comforting and rib sticking good soup. Sounds so comforting.

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  21. Looks like a super comforting soup Priya. I love the soup bowl so much...

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  22. love the tempering...looks very inviting!!!

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