Dahiwali Toovar Dal


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Low fat curds provide a tangy twist to Tovar dal without adding much to the calorie count, but ensure that you add the curds after switching off the gas in order to avoid curdling. This dal tastes amazing with steaming hot rice, relish with a subzi for a wholesome meal.

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  1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in water for 2 to 3 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Combine the dal, turmeric powder, salt and 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Remove, whisk well and keep aside.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
  5. Lower the flame, add the onions and dry roast till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture starts burning.
  6. Add the cooked dal, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin seeds powder and dry roast for 1 minute.
  7. Add the besan paste and curds, mix well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
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 on 31 Jul 12 03:44 PM

Toovar dal with curds makes a healthy, very tasty spiced dal.
 on 18 Jan 11 07:56 AM

This was a mix between dal and kadi!! Which was great!!! And dal with thoovar dalwaseven more interesting!!