Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal

Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal

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The intelligent combination of gavar and masoor gives a dal that brims with flavour and overflows with nutrition! Onions and tomatoes turn out to be effective helpers in any dal recipe, improving the texture and flavour of the dish. A simple but smart tempering also works in favour of this dal, improving its aroma and taste manifold.

This Gavar aur Masoor ki Dal is a wonderful dish to have during pregnancy because cluster beans is one of the best sources of fibre amongst vegetables. Combine this tasty dish with hot phulkas to make a healthy and satiating meal. For a change, you can replace masoor dal with yellow moong dal also, and follow the same recipe.

Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal recipe - How to make Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Combine the masoor dal and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Add 1½ cups of water and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the onions and garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  7. Add the cluster beans, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and ½ cup of water and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the cooked masoor dal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy129 cal
Protein7.9 g
Carbohydrates20.1 g
Fiber4.2 g
Fat2.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.6 mg


Gavar Aur Masoor ki Dal
 on 11 Jul 16 09:49 AM

I have always cooked cluster beans to make a subzi. Never thought of adding it to a dal to make it more nourishing... Good idea and quiet tasty!!