Masala Toovar Dal, Maharashtrian Gravy

Masala Toovar ( Know Your Dals and Lentils)

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Not very spicy but super tasty, the Masala Toovar Dal is a homely Maharashtrian dish that goes very well with roti or steamed rice .

Here, cooked toovar dal is flavoured with a paste of garlic, red chillies and other aromatic seeds like coriander and cumin. Onions sautéed in ghee give the dal a nice crunch and pungent touch, while tomato shares its beautiful tang. Enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy hot and fresh.

You can also try other dishes like the Masala Masoor and the Kabuli Chana and Paneer with Mixed Vegetables .

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Masala Toovar Dal, Maharashtrian Gravy recipe - How to make Masala Toovar Dal, Maharashtrian Gravy

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1 cup soaked and cooked whole toovar (arhar)
2 tbsp ghee
1 cup sliced onions
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

To Be Blended Into A Smooth Paste (using Approx. 1/4 Cup Of Water)
5 garlic (lehsun) cloves
5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
2 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 6 minutes or till light brown in colour.
  2. Add the prepared paste and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the cooked whole toovar, salt and 1 cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the coriander and mix well.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy73 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates2.8 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat6.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium5.2 mg

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Masala Toovar Dal, Maharashtrian Gravy
 on 16 Feb 17 05:20 PM

Masala Toovar.. a great recipe .. love the taste of the masalas.. goes well with the rotis.. and puri..
Masala Toovar ( Know Your Dals and Lentils)
 on 04 Sep 12 11:14 AM