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Tur dal



Tur dal is a type of lentil that is native to India. It is a small, yellow-colored lentil that is high in protein and fiber. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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tur 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

onion, chopped


tomatoes, chopped


green chillies, chopped



2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnish



Step 1:

Wash and soak the tur dal in water for about 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and ginger-garlic paste.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until it turns golden brown.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Add the soaked tur dal and salt to taste.

Step 6:

Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 7:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and mash the dal with a spoon.

Step 8:

Garnish with coriander leaves and 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! 313211 users have chowed down on Tur dal a whopping 757504 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Tur dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

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

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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