May 17, 2008

Recipe - Yams dal

Yams soup


Yams is low in saturated fat and high in dietary fiber, vitamin C and Vitamin B6. This makes Yam very nutritional and gives good protection against diabetes and obesity unlike potato.

Lentils have high level of protein, minerals and dietary fiber. The soluble fiber helps stabilize the blood sugar level and lower risk of heart disease. Source: Wikipedia

Yams are mistaken to sweet potato. But can be used as variation for sweet potato. Yams mixed with lentils, makes a nutritious and healthy soup.


  • Yams's chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Amchoor - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric - less than 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - 3/4 teaspoon
  • Water - 2 cups(to cook)


Wash and clean dal, add 2 cups of water, chopped yams and the spices. Pressure cook all the ingredients for 3 whistles. Keep it in the side. Seasoning is optional. If you would like season, Preheat wok/sauce pan with one teaspoon of ghee/butter, mustard and cumin seeds. Let the seeds splutter, add it to the cooked dal/soup. Add 1/2 cup of hot water to the cooked dal to get the desired consistency. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Preparation time - 15 - 20 minutes
#Serving: 2- 4

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I made this soup and it turned out very good. Thanks for a simple and a quick recipe.

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