Cilantro (Coriander) & Lime Soup

Try this soup when you are suffering from cold and cough. Gives a great relief for throat and gives relief for the chest.


  • ¼ cup Toor dal or lentils and 1 cup water for cooking
  • ⅓ cup chopped coriander/cilantro
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
  • ½ inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp cold processed sesame oil or any oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 8-10 curry leaves
  • 1 dry red chili
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Turmeric powder
  • 5 cups water,
  • 5 to 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander/ cilantro leaves for garnishing

Preparation method:

  1. Wash toor daal / lentil in water and add ¼ cup water in a pressure cooker along with a pinch of turmeric powder.
  2. Cook toor daal in the pressure cooker till it becomes soft.
  3. Using a grinder coarse grind : ⅓ cup chopped coriander, 2 tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp black pepper, 1 or 2 green chilies, ½ inch ginger and 4 to 5 garlic cloves. Do not add water while grinding.
  4. In a pan heat 1 tbsp sesame oil or any oil and add ½ tsp mustard seeds. Sauté till the mustard seeds start crackling.
  5. Add curry leaves and dry red chili. Add the ground coarse paste along with a pinch of asafetida and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Stir very well.
  6. Add the cooked daal, salt and 1.5 cups water. Stir well and on a low flame simmer the soup.
  7. Before serving add 3 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice. And garnish with few cilantro/coriander leaves.

Author: HealthyLife | Posted on: August 3, 2015

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