by Tarla Dalal
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An ideal recipe for a traditional celebration at home. Toovar dal is pressure-cooked and blended with an assortment of vegetables: carrots, pumpkin, raw banana and brinjal and simmered with masalas, till every ingredient blends with another for a flavorful meal.
- Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin and coriander seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the dry red chilli, dry coconut and onions and cook stirring continuously till the mixture becomes golden brown.
- Remove form fire, add the ginger-green chilli paste and tamarind and blend to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
- Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal for about 30 minutes. Drain.
- Add the salt, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and pressure cook till the dal is done.
- Whisk well till the dal is mashed.
- Heat oil in a large pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle add the raw banana, brinjals, potato, carrots, red pumpkin. coriander-cumin seeds powder and garam masala and stir for some time.
- Add 1 cup of water and salt, cover and cook till the vegetables are tender.
- Add the cooked dal, masala paste and ½ cup of water.
- Simmer on a low flame for about 10 minutes and bring to a boil.
- Serve hot.
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