Tittori Dal

A wholesome Parsi dish made of sprouted and peeled vaal perked up with tangy tomatoes and crunchy onions in a soothing base of coconut milk, the Tittori Dal has a very pleasing flavour that will appeal to everybody. While on the one hand, coconut milk gives a rich but soothing flavour and texture, the other ingredients including the spice powders give it the required zing, making the Tittori Dal a well-rounded accompaniment to Rotis , Parathas or even rice preparations.

Tittori Dal

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Tittori Dal recipe - How to make Tittori Dal

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2 1/2 cups sprouted and peeled vaal (field beans/ butter beans)
3 tbsp oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp sugar
1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
salt to taste
1 1/2 cups coconut milk

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the garam masala, coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, sugar and tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sprouted vaal, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the coconut milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy415 cal
Protein3.7 g
Carbohydrates14.9 g
Fiber9.5 g
Fat37.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A238.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C14.8 mg
Folic Acid21.6 mcg
Calcium40.9 mg
Iron1.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium6.4 mg
Potassium98.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg


Tittori Dal
 on 21 Feb 17 09:48 PM

Tittori (Parsi Dal)
 on 11 Aug 15 05:19 PM

woow.. aromatic tittori dal.. a great variation in dal.. the sprouted vaal gives a nice crunch in every bite.. the flavour of the coconut milk rules this dal.. giving it a creamy texture.. and mildly spiced up..
Tittori (Parsi Dal)
 on 22 Sep 12 01:45 PM

Love the val dal and its cooked with coconut milk. I reduced the spice a bit.