Gahat Ko Jhol

Gahat ko jhol is a very healthy and nutritious soup prepared with horse gram and spices. It is a Himalayan delicacy that goes well with rice or roti.


  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • Coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee/butter
  • Salt as per taste
  • Jimbu/Himalayan aromatic herb (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chillies powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 cup Gahat, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/3 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • Few Cloves
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 piece Cinnamon
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 piece Ginger 1/2 inch


  1. Pressure cook gahat with two cups of water, half a tsp of salt, crushed ginger and garlic, a cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, cumin, coriander powder, half tsp turmeric powder and red chilies powder for 6 whistles.
  2. Let it cool down for a few minutes and remove cinnamon stick, cloves and cinnamon. Add some water and simmer for some time.
  3. Temper with hot ghee and fried fenugreek seeds, cumin seed, red chilly, finely chopped ginger and garlic, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and jimbu.
  4. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve gahat ka jhol soup with roti or steamed rice.

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