A no onion no garlic dal recipe that’s quick and easy to make with ingredients easily accessible at home. A very simple yet delectable toor dal/ tuvar dal recipe that is high in carbohydrates as well as protein content. Also toor dal is high in fiber and yup has iron as well as calcium content.
- 1/2 cup toor dal / split pigeon peas,rinsed well till water runs clear and soaked in water for an hour
- 1/4th tsp turmeric powder
- 1/8 tsp asafoetida
- 2 tsp oil
- 2 tsp clarified ghee
- 1 3/4th tsp cumin seeds
- 2 to 3 green chillies chopped fine (adjust to spice required)
- 3 to 4 curry leaves
- 2 dry red chillies broken
- 1/2″ piece of ginger finely chopped
- Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish ( not shown in pic)
- Pressure cook the soaked dal along with 1/8 tsp turmeric and a pinch of asafoetida and 1/2 tsp of oil until pressure is released four times so that the dal is cooked well. Once the pressure settles down, cool the dal and mash it well.
- Add water as required to the dal to get an even consistency. Add rest of the turmeric powder,salt, stir well and let it simmer on low flame.
- In a seasoning pan heat oil, add cumin seeds, when they crackle add a pinch of asafoetida, green chillies, dry red chillies, curry leaves, switch off the flame add ginger, mix well and pour the seasoning over the dal. Mix well and cover for a minute so that the flavours sink into the dal. As the dal boils add in 1 tbsp ghee and stir well. Garnish with coriander leaves.
- Serve piping hot with steamed rice and tawa fried veg of your choice or even with rotis.
- Adding turmeric powder while cooking the dal gives a nice colour to the dal.
- Adding 1/2 tsp of oil while cooking the dal prevents/ reduces excessive foaming of the dal.
- 1/2 cup of toor dal gives approximately 1 1/2 cups cooked dal.