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Red Gram dal



Red Gram Dal, also known as Toor Dal or Arhar Dal, is a type of lentil that is widely used in Indian cuisine. It is a small, yellow-colored lentil that is high in protein and fiber. Red Gram Dal is often used to make dal, a thick stew-like dish that is served with rice or roti. It can also be used to make soups, curries, and other dishes. Red Gram Dal is a great source of plant-based protein and is a staple in many vegetarian and vegan diets.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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red gram dal

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons

onion, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped


tomato, finely chopped


Salt to taste


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash the red gram dal and soak it in water for 15 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala.

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Add the chopped onion, green chillies and tomato and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the soaked red gram dal and salt to taste.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker.

Step 7:

Cook for 3-4 whistles or until the dal is cooked.

Step 8:

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! 44958 users have chowed down on Red Gram dal a whopping 125512 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow are the top 5 cities gobbling up Red Gram dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Red Gram dal , our users are head over heels in september, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Red Gram dal is the food of choice for less-than15 male, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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