Gujarati Toovar Dal

Gujarati Toovar Dal

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A satiating dal with an interesting sweet, little spicy and tangy flavour, the Gujarati Toovar Dal is a homely dish that will remind you of mom any time, any where! A tempering of whole spices adds a lot of punch to this dal recipe, while tomatoes add enough tang and jaggery imparts a pleasant sweetness to it. Despite its simplicity and homeliness, the Gujarati Toovar Dal has a well-rounded and exciting flavour – so much so that a bowl of rice or a couple of rotis with a cup of this dal will make a nice, satisfying meal!

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Gujarati Toovar Dal recipe - How to make Gujarati Toovar Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the toovar dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cooker for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to the cooked toovar dal and blend it using a hand blender to a smooth mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a deep non-stick pan, add the turmeric powder, green chillies, ginger, tomatoes, jaggery, 1½ cups of water and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the cloves, cinnamon and curry leaves and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Switch off the flame, add the asafoetida, chilli powder, mix well and immediately add it to the boiling dal.
  8. Mix the dal well and continue cooking on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Add the lemon juice and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Serve hot with roti or rice.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy144 cal
Protein4.8 g
Carbohydrates21.8 g
Fiber2.2 g
Fat4.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium8.1 mg

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Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 16 Oct 20 01:35 AM

I have been making different types of dal and this recipe is my best favorite so far. When I didn’t have curry leaves, I added lime zest and it works really well, too. I always eat more than 2 servings of this dal. Thank you so much Tarla for posting this recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback.
16 Oct 20 08:55 AM
Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 23 Sep 20 02:49 AM

Thank you for this recipe! It is my first time of cooking it and it is tasty and aromatic! My family will love this!
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Do keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us. Enjoy.
23 Sep 20 08:03 AM
Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 17 Dec 16 05:23 AM

very nice day to day dal.
Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 13 Oct 16 01:02 PM

Love this recipe.
Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 03 Aug 16 08:43 AM

Love this recipe.
Gujarati Toovar Dal
 on 11 Jul 16 04:55 PM