Recipe: Palak Toovar Dal

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Palak Toovar Dal

North indian, Mains

113 calories/serving
20 mins
Palak Toovar dal is a combination of spinach leaves and toovar lentil. The healthy and delicious dal is an ultimate burst of flavors and is best served with steamed rice.

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1. Clean, wash and soak the toovar dal / split pigeon peas for 1 hour.

2. Drain, add the turmeric powder, green chillies, salt and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

4. Mash the dal lightly and keep aside.

5. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai and add the cumin seeds.

6. When the seeds crackle, add the cloves, bayleaves, asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

7. Add the spinach, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.

8. Add the prepared dal, ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

9. Serve hot with roti or rice.


The quantity mentioned is sufficient for 1 person only.

By Tarla Dalal