How to make Dal Aur Gajar Shorba -

Tuvar dal and chilkewali dal cooked with carrots to make this marvellous shorba.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल), Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) (छिलके वाली मूंगदाल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Soups

Dal Aur Gajar Shorba

Dal Aur Gajar Shorba Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dal Aur Gajar Shorba Recipe

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Split green gram with skin (chilkewali moong dal) soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Carrots 2 medium

  • Coriander seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 2-3

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 8-10 cloves

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Cut carrot into diagonal slices.

Step 2

Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and peppercorns till fragrant.

Step 3

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a pressure cooker, add carrot and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add garlic, toor dal, chilkewali moong dal and salt and stir.

Step 5

Add 2 cups water and mix, close the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 4 whistles are given out.

Step 6

Coarsely grind the roasted spices.

Step 7

Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely.

Step 8

Add the powdered roasted spices and mix. Let the mixture cool slightly.

Step 9

Transfer the mixture into a blender jar and blend till smooth. Pour into a serving bowl.

Step 10

Squeeze the juice of a lemon, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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