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Preparation Time
50 minutes

Soaking Time

Cooking Time
10 minutes


TASTY TOOVAR DAL Recipe|Renu dalal


  • To be cooked in a pressure cooker
  • ½ cup toovar dal
  • 2 cups water

Other ingredients

  • 3-4 Curry Leaves
  • 1 Slit Green Chilly
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 4 tbsp chopped tomato
  • 4 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder haldi
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt and chilli powder to taste


  1. Wash and soak the toovar dal in water for half an hour.
  2. Add the water to the toovar dal and cook in a pressure cooker till well cooked.

How to proceed

  1. Blend the Boiled toovar dal with a hand blender.
  2. In a non-stick vessel heat the oil, add the jeera, curry leaves, green chilly, garlic, jeera, turmeric powder, asafoetida, tomato, and onions. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes
  3. Add the toovar dal mixture, 1/2 Cup Water, salt and chilli powder to taste. Mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.

To serve

  1. Serve hot along with rice, roti and/or vegetable of your choice.

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