Pahari Ras

Protein rich soup made from local lentils and spices.

  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 50m


  • 1 1/2 cups mixed local dal - Rajma, whole urad dal, whole chana dal, chori dal, black eyed pea
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, Chopped
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato, chopped
  • Pinch Hing / Asafoetida
  • 3 Black cardamoms
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2 tablespoons Rice flour
  • Turmeric powder
  • Corriander powder
  • Garam masala powder
  • 3 Green chillies, chopped


For Ras

  1. Soak dals in water overnight.
  2. Pressure cook dal along with turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and bay leaves till tender.
  3. Strain the dal water. Keep the dal aside for making fried dal recipes.
  4. Add rice flour to lentil water.
  5. Bring dal water to boil.
  6. Prepare tempering by heating oil and spluttering mustard seed, garlic, green chillies, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and hing.
  7. Pour the lentil soup / Ras in the tempering. Adjust taste with salt.

Fried Dal

  1. Prepare tempering by heating oil, and fry onion, green chillies and tomatoes.
  2. Add the sieved dal and bring to boil. Adjust taste with salt.
  3. Serve with rice.

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