Toovar Dal with Vegetables Video by Tarla Dalal

Toovar Dal with Vegetables Video by Tarla Dalal

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Toovar Dal with Vegetables is a wholesome dish, full of vegetables and protein-rich dal. You need not stick to the veggies I have used -- just open your fridge and throw in anything you find. You will love the fact that such a tasty and sumptuous dish can be prepared with just about no oil! Remember to add the jaggery and tamarind, as they provide a much needed twist to cover up the plain taste of dal.

Recipe Description for Toovar Dal with Vegetables

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Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal , soaked for 2 hours and drained
salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 cup yam (suran) cubes
1 tbsp raw peanuts
2 drumsticks , cut into 50 mm. (2") pieces
5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tbsp grated jaggery (gur)
1 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup ladies finger (bhindi) (with edges trimmed)

For Serving

  1. Combine the toovar dal, 1 cup of water, salt, turmeric powder, yam, peanuts and drumsticks, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Add 1 cup of water, mix well and mash with the back of a spoon.
  4. Add the curry leaves, jaggery, tamarind pulp, ginger-green chilli paste, coriander and ladies finger, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve hot with rice and parathas.
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