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A classic recipe from our Indian cuisine which is a favourite for many. You can say its a crowd pleaser. The vegetables used here are some new age vegetables like mushrooms and babycorn. Baby corn gives a crunch texture to this healthy and nutritious soup. Its so comforting to have this warm soup with little extra pepper when suffering from cold or flu! I have kept the spice level at minimum as i am not fond of spices , you can adjust the spice according to your taste.

I use ghee in most of my soups instead of butter as first of all ghee that i used is homemade and is good for sauteing and frying as it releases less toxins when heated as compared to butter. Ghee gives a nutty flavour as well

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1 Carrot
  2. 7 – 8 Button Mushrooms
  3. 4-5 Babycorns
  4. 1 Onion
  5. 4-5 Garlic Cloves
  6. 1 Teaspoon grated fresh Ginger
  7. 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander
  8. 1 Lemon
  9. 1 Cube of Vegetable Stock/Chicken Stock
  10. 2 Teaspoons Ghee
  11. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Black pepper to taste

PREPARATION TIME: 30 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Wash all the vegetables and peel the carrot
  • Finely chop Onions and Garlic and keep aside
  • Slice mushrooms, Dice Carrots and Babycorn
  • In a pan, heat ghee, sautee garlic till it turns brown
  • Add in onions and sautee till it turns brown
  • Add in the vegetables and keep cooking for 3-4 minutes, or till mushrooms turn soft and brown
  • Pour in water as required. If for more than 4 people then add 2 vegetable stock cubes and more vegetables
  • Add in the vegetable stock cube, salt, pepper, grated ginger and jeera powder
  • Cook on simmer till vegetables are soft and the flavours of garlic and pepper are perfectly infused
  • Take off flame and throw in chopped fresh coriander, and 1-2 lemon wedges
  • Before serving, squeeze a lemon and give it a good stir
  • Serve hot with toast or as a pre-dinner meal
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 68.5 Calories from Fat 24.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.7g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 5.0mg 2%
Sodium 53.4mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 2.9g 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Trevati dal is a protein rich combination of Chana, Toor and Green Moong dal. It can be cooked everyday as its light and simple to make. This gives you immense energy to be active through out the day. Adding Lauki or Bottle gourd to it gives the fiber content and makes it a one pot meal for a healthy and fit lifestyle. For the spicy and crunchy texture or the carb content i added the urad dal and besan vadi. Its a wholesome meal in itself.

INGREDIENTS:

  1. 1/2 Cup Chana Dal
  2. 1/4 Cup Toor Dal
  3. 1/2 Cup Green Moong Dal
  4. 1 Cup Diced Lauki/Bottle Gourd
  5. 6-8 Urad Dal and Besan Dry Vadis
  6. 1/2 Teaspoon Hing/Asafoetida
  7. 1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin
  8. 1-2 Tejpatta/Bay Leafs
  9. 2-3 Long/Cloves
  10. 1 Chopped Onion
  11. 1 Chopped Tomato
  12. 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  13. 2 Chopped Green Chillies
  14. 1/2 Teaspoon Haldi/Turmeric Powder
  15. 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  16. 1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
  17. 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  18. 1/4 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  19. 1 Lemon Juice
  20. 2 Tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
  21. Salt to Taste
  22. Fresh Coriander for Garnish

PREPARATION TIME: 45 Minutes

HOW TO PREPARE:

  • Fry the Urad Dal and Besan Vadis and keep aside
  • Wash the dals and heat Ghee in the pressure cooker
  • Crackle Jeera, Long, Tejpatta and hing
  • Add in Onions and Ginger Garlic paste and saute till slight brown
  • Add in Tomatoes, Haldi, Coriander Powder and saute till masala leaves oil
  • Add Lauki and Green Chillies and saute for few minutes
  • Add the Dals, Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Jeera Powder, Garam Masala and mix well
  • Pour Water according to the consistency required ( 2 Cups Approx)
  • Add in the Vadis, close pressure cooker lid and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Cook further for 3-4 whistles, Once gas releases open the lid
  • Pour in Lemon Juice and sprinkle fresh Coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with Chapatis or rice or have it alone as its a wholesome meal in itself.