Dahiwali Toovar Dal
by Tarla Dalal
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Dahiwali toor dal is a simple everyday fare which pairs well with almost all types of Indian breads. Made with basic spices found in every household, this healthy dahiwali tuwar dal is quite nourishing. Learn how to make healthy toor dal.
To make Oil free toor dal, soak toovar dal for 2 hours and then drain it. Add more water, salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Then take a deep pan and dry roast the cumin seeds and onions for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cooked dal and all the basic spices, curd-besan mixture and water, mix well and cook for 2 minutes. Serve it garnished with coriander.
In this sumptuous healthy toor dal, low-fat curds provides a tangy twist to toovar dal without adding much to the calorie count. To get the best texture and flavour, make sure you add the curds after lowering the flame so that it does not curdle.
Apart from being low in fat, the other good news is that the Dahiwali Toor Dal is a great bone builder as it is rich in calcium and protein. Nourish each and every cell and tissue of your body with this dal.
Fair amounts of potassium and magnesium makes it a suitable addition for heart patients. Those on weight loss regime can also include this healthy dahiwali tuwar dal in their daily meals. The high protein will help boost metabolism and thus help achieve weight loss target.
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- To make dahiwali toovar dal, clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours and drain well.
- Combine the toovar dal, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Combine the besan and curds in a small bowl, whisk well and keep aside.
- Heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
- Add the onions and dry roast for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture starts burning.
- Add the cooked dal, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
- Lower the flame, add the curds-besan mixture, ½ cup of water and little salt and mix well. Cook on a slow flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve the dahiwali toovar dal immediately garnished with coriander.
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Dal is a staple in most Indian households. Masoor, Toor, Moong, Urad, Chana or a combination of 3-5 are popular dal used to cook an array of dal recipes. It is consumed with rice and served with subzi-roti to prepare a wholesome meal. Most dals are rich in proteins, fibre, and folic acid. You can add in some vegetables and spices and temper with ghee to prepare a flavorful lentil dish. Check out our collection 387 toor dal recipes | Toovar Dal (Arhar Dal) recipes of and learn how to make :
Pick, clean and wash the toovar dal. Toovar dal is good for health and provides the body with a lot of protein. To read more about the health benefits, check out this article on 10 Outstanding Health Benefits of Toor Dal + 9 healthy toor dal recipes.
Soak the toor dal in enough water for 2 hours. You can also use hot water and soak it for 1 hour.
After 2 hours, drain the dal using a strainer.
Transfer to a pressure cooker.
Add turmeric powder.
Add 1 cup of water.
Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Different brands of cooker require different time to cook and also the number of whistles will vary depending on the flame.
Give it a good stir and keep aside.
For dahiwali toovar dal, in a small bowl take besan. It helps in thickening the dal.
Add curd. Check out this recipe of with detailed step by step images to learn how to make dahi at home. Ensure the curd you are using is at room temperature.
Whisk well and keep aside.
For tempering the dahiwali toovar dal, heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame. This being a zero oil, low-cholesterol recipe we are not using ghee or oil for tempering. When hot, add the cumin seeds. You can use 1 tsp of oil if you wish to.
Dry roast for about 30 seconds.
Add the onions. If you are Jain, skip adding onions.
Dry roast for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture starts burning. Since we are not using oil, the onions may require a little extra time to cook.
Add the cooked dal.
Add chilli powder.
Add coriander powder.
Add cumin seeds powder.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. This will help the masalas to blend very well with the dal.
Lower the flame, add the curds-besan mixture. If you are a beginner, remove the pan from heat and then add curd mixture to it, one tablespoon at a time. Since we are not using any fat, the curd will help in giving a creamy texture to the dal making the dahiwali toovar dal appealing.
Add ½ cup of water. Add more or less water as per the consistency you prefer. It should not be either thin or thick, just runny enough to mix easily with rice.
Add a little salt. We have already added salt while boiling the dal so, be careful right now.
Mix well. Cook on a slow flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Our healthy fat-free toovar dal is ready.
Garnished with coriander
Serve Dahiwali Toor Dal immediately. If serving later then add some more water and adjust the consistency. Here are some more zero oil dal recipes, try out these recipes in your home kitchen and make at least one of your meal fat-free :
Dahiwali Toor Dal - for Pregnant women and kids.
Gain in protein and calcium from this dal and strengthen your bones.
This dal is a healthy option even for pregnant women and those who are planning a baby. The good amounts of folate in this recipe helps to nourish the growing baby's brain.
For diabetics, this dal is a healthy accompaniment to any whole wheat roti or multiflour roti.
You can serve this dal to kids as well as senior citizen too, so this is dal in reality is a nourishing family fare.
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