Masoor dal ¼ cup
Basmati Rice 2Tbsp
Butter 2 Tbsp
Onion 1, chop
Carrots 2, chop
Green apple 1, chop
Curry Pd 1½ Tbsp
Seasoning Cube 2
Salt to taste
Peppercorns ¾ tsp
Lemon juice/tamrind paste
Garam masala powder
Coriander leaves to garnish
Soak the lentils in enough water for 1 hour. It will become pale in colour and cook faster.
Drain and keep aside. Reserve water.
Soak rice for 15 minutes and cook until fluffy. Keep aside.
Heat butter and oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions and sauté.
Add the carrots and ¾ of the apple. Sauté. Add curry powder, dal, seasoning cubes and cook for 2 minutes. Add water and pressure cook till the lentils are soft.
Cool and blend in a mixer.
Strain and bring the soup to a boil again.
Add salt and lemon juice (or tamrind paste) and stir.
Add a pinch of garam masala powder and mix well.
Boil for some time then add crushed pepper corns.
Spoon rice and a spoonful of apple into each bowl and spoon the soup on top.
Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.