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Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati Tuvar Dal)


Split red gram (also called Tuvar Dal in India) is cooked this way in Gujarat for health and nutrition.

Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.): 32 minutes
Style: Indian Vegetarian (Gujarati)

1  cup(s) split red gram (tuvar dal)
1  tomato(es) chopped finely
2  tablespoon(s) oil
1  teaspoon(s) each of mustard and cumin seeds
1  tablespoon(s) finely chopped ginger
2  green chilli(es) slit
4  cups water
4  curry leaves
  teaspoon(s) each of asafoetida and turmeric powder
a squeeze of lemon, jaggery and salt to taste

  1. Soak the split red gram in water for about an hour. Add turmeric powder, salt and a drop of oil to the gram along with the water in which it was soaked. Now, heat on medium level till it comes to a boil and then on low level for about 20  minutes or till the gram is fully cooked.
  2. Heat oil in a pan till it is hot and drop in the mustard seeds followed by the cumin seeds and then asafoetida. Fry on medium level for about 2  minute(s) till the seeds splutter. Add this to the cooked red gram and let it come to a simmer.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 10  minutes.

Serve hot with: Green Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).




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