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Dal Bean Soup with Samosa

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If you’re looking for a simple recipe with huge flavors, you’ve found the right one. This is so simple to make and only requires a few ingredients. The beans give it a strong, earthy flavor while the samosa spice, aroma and taste to the soup. I haven’t masted the art of making samosa so I used a family favorite store-brought frozen cocktail samosa.


  • 1 tbps canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dried dal beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 tbps canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup oil
  • 26 bite-size/cocktail samosas


  1. Soak the beans in water, for a few hours or overnight. But if your stomach can handle it, it’s not necessary. Throw away the soaked bean water and rinse before cooking.
  2. Take the beans and 5 cups water into a medium-big pan, and boil over medium-high heat. Salt and cover. As it boils, stir occasionally and gradually add water to desired consistency. Boil for 20-25 minutes.
  3. In a skillet, put the oil and onion on medium high heat. Sweat the onion until it becomes slightly translucent. Then add the garlic until everything becomes golden brown.
  4. Add onion and garlic into the bean soup and let it simmer for 1 minute. Add black pepper.
  5. Samosas don’t need to be deep fried, as long as there’s enough oil covering half, you can stir them occasionally to get all sides golden brown.
  6. In a bowl, server soup with whole or cut pieces of samosa, add cooked white rice if desired, garnish with cilantro or chopped green onion.

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