Here’s an easy dal preparation. Prepared with curd, the curd is rich in both protein and calcium. The curd adds a tangy twist to the toovar dal without adding too many calories to it. So, try preparing it for your dinner today. You may also want to try this oil-free khatta urad dal.
- 1/2 cup toovar dal
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
- 1/2 tsp besan (Bengal gram flour)
- 1/2 cup low-fat curd (dahi)
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 and 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
- 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
- Salt to taste
For the garnish:
- 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
- Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal in enough water in a deep bowl for 2 hours for 2 hours.
- Combine the toovar dal, salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Combine the besan and curd in a small bowl, whisk well and keep aside.
- Heat a deep non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
- Add the onions and dry roast for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn light brown in colour. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture starts burning.
- Add the cooked dal, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin seeds powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occassionally.
- Lower the flame, add the curd-besan mixture, 1/2 cup of water, a little salt and mix well. Cook on a slow flame for another 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
- Serve immediately served with coriander.
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Published: February 22, 2016 10:33 am