Methi Toovar Dal, Healthy Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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Add more punch to the everyday toovar dal by teaming it up with tongue-tickling fenugreek leaves. Methi leaves have a very attractive flavour and aroma – its unique bitterness is actually pleasing to the palate and quite addictive!
Here, it perks up the flavour of toovar dal, along with other everyday ingredients like ginger, onions and a couple of spice powders.
This mouth-watering Methi Toovar Dal is also extremely healthy, brimming with nutrients like iron , zinc and protein . It is good for weight-watchers , diabetics and senior citizens too.
Serve it with plain phulkas , and your whole family will enjoy the nourishing meal.
- Combine the toovar dal, turmeric powder and 1½ cups of water in pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Mix the dal well with a spoon. Keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the garlic, ginger, green chilli and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes, asafoetida, chilli powder, garam masala and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the fenugreek leaves, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the cooked dal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve hot.
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