Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

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A dal with a lip-smacking flavour that lingers on your taste buds, the Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal would be a good dish to prepare when green garlic is in season.

Green garlic has a milder flavour than regular dried garlic, and it perfectly flavours toovar dal together with a combination of other ingredients like tomatoes and onions.

A traditional tempering adds punch to this peppy dal, which is a must-try during the spring season when green garlic is available.

Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal recipe - How to make Hare Lehsun ki Toovar Dal

Soaking time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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1/2 cup finely chopped green garlic (hara lehsun)
1 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 30 minutes and drained
2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces
1 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the dal, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Whisk the dal well and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the dry red chillies, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, green garlic and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the onions and tomatoes and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  7. Add the cooked dal, little salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve hot garnished with coriander.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy142 cal
Protein6.3 g
Carbohydrates16.8 g
Fiber2.7 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium9.7 mg


Hare Lasun ki Dal
 on 16 Dec 15 05:00 PM

Hare lehsun ki dal.. There is just no words.. to express this dal.. it is just superb.. garlicky.. aromatic.. and lots of flavours in it.. enjoyed it with plain basmatic rice.. and it was just.. yumm. This is is a must try recipe..