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Arhar dal



Arhar dal, also known as toor dal or split pigeon peas, is a type of lentil that is popular in Indian cuisine. It is a small, yellow-colored lentil that is high in protein and fiber. Arhar dal is often used to make a variety of dishes, such as various dal curries and sambar. It can also be used to make a variety of soups and stews. Arhar dal is a staple in many Indian households and is a great source of nutrition.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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arhar dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped



1 teaspoon


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash and soak the arhar dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 4:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 5:

Add onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 6:

Add tomatoes and green chillies and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, amchur powder and salt.

Step 8:

Add the soaked arhar dal and mix well.

Step 9:

Add 2 cups of water and stir.

Step 10:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 11:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and stir the dal.

Step 12:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 9981 users have chowed down on Arhar dal a whopping 20978 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Indore are the top 5 cities gobbling up Arhar dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Arhar dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in december.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Arhar dal is the food of choice for 15-18 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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