Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal
by Tarla Dalal
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The intelligent combination of gavar and masoor gives a dal that brims with flavour and overflows with nutrition! Onions and tomatoes turn out to be effective helpers in any dal recipe, improving the texture and flavour of the dish. A simple but smart tempering also works in favour of this dal, improving its aroma and taste manifold.
This Gavar aur Masoor ki Dal is a wonderful dish to have during pregnancy because cluster beans is one of the best sources of fibre amongst vegetables. Combine this tasty dish with hot phulkas to make a healthy and satiating meal. For a change, you can replace masoor dal with yellow moong dal also, and follow the same recipe.
- Combine the masoor dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Add 1½ cups of water and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the cluster beans, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cooked masoor dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
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