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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Tuvar Dal with Coriander Stalks


          There is absolutely no need to throw away the coriander stalks / stems as they contain the most nutrients. Make this delicious Tuvar dal (Pigeon Pea Lentil) with it and see the difference it does to your daily dal recipe. It enhances the flavour. Relish it with plain steamed rice, jeera rice or plain chapatti. So please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.






  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal (Pigeon pea lentil)
  • 3/4 cup coriander stalks, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. asafoetida
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste 
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder 
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped (save some for garnishing)





          Pressure cook the dal  and the chopped coriander stalks in 1 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistle. Whisk and keep aside.

          Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Then add the onion and the asafoetida. Fry till light brown.

          Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and all the powdered spices mixed with 1/4 cup water. Saute on a medium flame till the oil separates.

          Add the boiled dal and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add lime juice and coriander leaves. Serve with rice or chapattis.







                Pressure cook the dal and the chopped coriander stalks in 1 1/2 cups water for
                4-5 whistle. Whisk and keep aside.




                      Heat oil in a pan & temper with cumin seeds. Saute for a few seconds.



                               Add the onion and the asafoetida. Fry till light brown.




                  Now add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste and all the powdered spices 
                   mixed with 1/4 cup water. Saute on a medium flame till the oil separates.




                 Add the boiled dal and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add lime juice and 
                  coriander leaves. 







                               Serve with rice or chapattis.













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