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Tuwar Dal



Tuwar 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 has a mild, nutty flavor and is often used in Indian dishes such as dal fry, sambar, and curries. Tuwar Dal is also known as arhar dal, toor dal, or split pigeon peas. It is a staple in Indian cuisine and is often served with rice or roti.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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tuwar 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

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped



2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped



Step 1:

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

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté until they are soft.

Step 6:

Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and amchur powder. Sauté for a few seconds.

Step 7:

Add the soaked tuwar dal and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

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

Step 11:

Add the chopped green chillies and mix well.

Step 12:

Garnish with fresh 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! 126545 users have chowed down on Tuwar Dal a whopping 377293 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Tuwar Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Tuwar Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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