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Tuvar Dal Recipe

Make simple and easy toor dal by cooking it with tomatoes, onion and seasoning it with fried mustard seeds and asafoetida. Learn how to make tuvar daal.


3 medium size tomatoes
4 green chilies
1/2 medium size sliced onion
1 cup toor dhal (yellow split peas)
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dhal
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp gram dhal
a bunch of cilantro
2 tsp tamarind liquid
2 tsp vegetable oil
salt to taste

How to make Tuvar Dal:
  • Slice the tomatoes, green chilies and onion into pieces.
  • Boil them with little water.
  • When vegetables are cooked, add cooked toor dhal along with turmeric powder and blend well.
  • Add tamarind liquid with salt. Mash the dhal to reach a gravy form.
  • Cook until raw smell goes off (that is for 2 minutes).
  • In a non-stick skillet heat the oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal, gram dhal and asafoetida. Season the mashed dhal with this.
  • Garnish it with chopped cilantro. Serve hot with plain rice.

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