Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal

Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal

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Easy though it is to make, the Basic Toovar Dal is the ultimate comfort food for many Indians! It hardly requires any effort and uses only common, everyday ingredients that you are sure to have at home.

All you need to do is pressure-cook the dal with onions and tomatoes, and cook it further for few minutes with an aromatic tempering of spices and seeds.

What you get after this simple procedure is a super tasty, homely and satiating dish, which combines well with any Indian bread or a bowl of hot rice !

You can also try other dal recipes like Dal Moghlai or Dal Pinni .

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Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal recipe - How to make Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the dal, onions, tomatoes, green chilli, turmeric powder and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Remove the slit green chili, add 1 cup of water and salt and whisk well. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, garlic, asafoetida and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the dry red chilies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. Add the dal mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the coriander and mix well.
  8. Serve hot.

Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy143 cal
Protein7.1 g
Carbohydrates19.1 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat4.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium11.2 mg

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Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal
 on 22 Jul 19 10:51 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Deepali, thanks for the feedback. Happy cooking.
24 Jul 19 09:17 AM
Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal
 on 10 Jun 19 06:26 AM

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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind try more and more recipes and let us know you enjoyed them...Happy Cooking !!
10 Jun 19 08:49 AM
Basic Toovar Dal Recipe, Toor Dal
 on 22 Dec 17 08:58 AM

This basic toovar dal recipe can be enjoyed with roti or even just plain rice, it is easy to make and taste really great...