Palak Toovar Dal


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Palak Toovar Dal

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पालक तुवर दाल - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Palak Toovar Dal in Hindi) 

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Toovar dal has a knack of combining well with greens, providing the right mushiness without becoming gooey. Here, palak and toovar dal come together, smartly pressure-cooked and hand-blended to the right consistency. A couple of whole spices added as a tempering impart a fresh aroma and irresistible flavour to the Palak Toovar Dal.

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Palak Toovar Dal recipe - How to make Palak Toovar Dal

Soaking time:  3 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings (6 serving )
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Method
    Method
  1. Combine the toovar dal, spinach, green chillies, ginger paste, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend the dal to a coarse mixture using a hand-blender. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the bayleaves, cloves, red chillies, cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, pour the tempering over the cooked dal, add the chilli powder and coriander, mix well and cook on medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.

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What is palak toovar dal | dal palak | made off?

  1. What is palak toovar dal | dal palak | made off? dal palak is made from 2 cups chopped spinach (palak), 1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 3 hours and drained, 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies, 1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi), 3 bayleaves (tejpatta), 3 cloves (laung / lavang), 3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), a pinch of asafoetida (hing), 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania), ghee and salt.

How to soak, drain toovar dal?

  1. This is what toovar dal looks like.
  2. Put the toovar dal in a bowl of water to wash the dirt off. You can see the dirt in the water. It will require you to change the water 2 to 3 times.
  3. The toovar dal is now clean. 
  4. Cover and soak for 3 hours.
  5. Drain the dal using a strainer and keep aside.

Pressure cooking palak toovar dal | dal palak |

  1. In a pressure cooker put 1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 3 hours and drained. See above how we have saoked and drained the arhar dal.
  2. Add 2 cups chopped spinach (palak).
  3. Add 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies.
  4. Add 1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste.
  5. Add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi).
  6. Add salt.
  7. Add 3 cups of water.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Pressure cook for 2 whistles
  10. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  11. Blend the dal to a coarse mixture using a hand-blender. Keep aside.

Tempering for palak toovar dal | dal palak |

  1. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan.
  2. Add the bayleaves (tejpatta).
  3. Add cloves (laung / lavang).
  4. Add whole dry kashmiri red chillies.
  5. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  6. Add a pinch of asafoetida (hing).
  7. Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Final cooking of dal palak

  1. When the seeds crackle, pour the cooked dal over the tempering.
  2. This is how the dal looks.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp chilli powder.
  4. Add 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania).
  5. Mix well.
  6. Cook on medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Bajra Khichdi ( Rajasthani) 
Gatte ka Pulao, Rajasthani Gatte Ka Pulao 
Khoba Roti, Rajasthani Khoba Roti 
Missi Roti, Rajasthani Missi Roti 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy72 cal
Protein3.5 g
Carbohydrates8.6 g
Fiber1.9 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium17.8 mg

RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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Palak Toovar Dal
5
 on 31 Mar 21 05:30 PM


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01 Apr 21 02:54 PM
Palak Toovar Dal
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 on 16 Oct 14 04:27 PM


A tasty and healthy combination of toovar dal and spinach.. It is not so spicy nor bland.. Its just perfect! I am always looking out for new dal recipes.. i cam across this and it tastes awesome..!