Tuvar Dal Recipe by Vari Shah 595 days ago

Tuvar Dal
A traditional diet of tuvar dal is staple among Indian households
    Preparation Method
  1. Wash tuvar dal 3-4 times in warm water.
  2. In a pan, soak dal in 4 cups of water, for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Pressure-cook the dal up to 3 whistles. Cool. Whisk it to a smooth consistency.
  4. Add rest of the ingredients for the dal. Stir well. Boil on a medium flame.
  5. On a low flame, heat ghee in a ladle for tempering.
  6. Add the mustard seeds, cloves, cinnamons and fenugreek seeds. As the mustard seeds start to crackle, add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  7. Pour the tempering to the boiling dal. Stir well and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Garnish and serve hot with roti, rice and lemon wedges.
    Additional Note
  • Tuvar dal without oil can also be used.
    Soaking the dal is optional.
    Dal can also be cooked without a pressure cooker.
    Do not cover the pan with a lid.
    Green chillies and curry leaves can also be tempered instead of adding to the dal.
    Longer the tuvar dal is simmered, better it tastes.
    Consistency of dal depends on individual liking.


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Serves : 6
Ready In : 45 Minutes
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    For the Dal
  1. 1 cup tuvar dal (oily)
  2. 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  3. 1 teaspoon dhana-jeera powder
  4. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder (optional)
  6. 3 green chillies (slit)
  7. 5-6 curry leaves
  8. 4-5 pieces of kokum (washed - soaked)
  9. 15-20 peanuts shelled (optional)
  10. 4-5 drumsticks (cut 3" long, optional)
  11. 1 tomato (chopped - optional)
  12. 4 cups water (for dal)
  13. jaggery to taste
  14. salt to taste
  15. For the Tempering
  16. 3 teaspoons ghee or oil
  17. 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  18. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  19. 1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (optional)
  20. 3 cloves (optional)
  21. 3 cinnamon sticks (optional)
  22. pinch of asafoetida
  23. To Garnish
  24. coriander leaves (finely cut)
  25. 1 tablespoon fresh coconut (grated - optional)

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