Gahat ka Shorba.

The traditional food of Himachal Pradesh, Gahat ka Shorba is a delicious soup made with Himachal’s native Gahat grains or what is known as Horsegram/ Kulith. It is flavoured with garlic and garnished with coriander leaves.
Horsegram is rich in antioxidants and high in protein and calcium. Enjoy this Pahadi version of the soup.


250 gms Horsegram, washed and pressure cooked in enough water till mushy.

1/2 tsp mustard seeds

A large pinch of asafoetida

3 tbsps coriander leaves

1/4 tsp cumin seeds

1 medium sized onion chopped

1/2 tsp coriander seeds

1 tbsp garlic chopped

10 garlic cloves roughly crushed

2 inch piece of ginger grated

1 large tomato chopped


2 tbsps Ghee


Tip the cooked Horsegram in a pan and allow it to cool. Heat one tablespoon ghee in a pan. Add mustard and after it splutters add the cumin and coriander seeds, ginger, garlic, and onion. Roast till transparent. Add the asafoetida and when it starts releasing flavour, add the roughly chopped tomato and coriander leaves. Toss for a minute, remove and keep aside to cool. Blend the cooked Horsegram and the seasoning to a fine puree. Add enough water to bring it to a soupy consistency and strain it. Bring it to a boil and add salt as required. Heat the remaining tablespoon of Ghee and add the crushed garlic cloves. Roast till they turn golden brown. Tip this seasoning into the boiling soup and simmer for a couple of minutes. Switch off and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

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