Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati
Split red gram (also called Tuvar
Dal in India) is cooked this way in Gujarat for health and nutrition.
Cooking time (approx.): 32 minutes
Style: Indian Vegetarian (Gujarati)
1 cup(s) split red gram (tuvar dal)
1 tomato(es) chopped finely
2 tablespoon(s) oil
1 teaspoon(s) each of mustard and cumin seeds
1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped ginger
2 green chilli(es) slit
4 cups water
4 curry leaves
½ teaspoon(s) each of asafoetida and turmeric powder
a squeeze of lemon, jaggery and salt to taste
- Soak the split red gram in water for about an
hour. Add turmeric powder, salt and a drop of oil to the gram along with the
water in which it was soaked. Now, heat on medium level till it comes to a
boil and then on low level for about 20 minutes or till the gram is
- Heat oil in a pan till it is hot and drop in
the mustard seeds followed by the cumin seeds and then asafoetida. Fry on
medium level for about 2 minute(s) till the seeds splutter. Add this
to the cooked red gram and let it come to a simmer.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for
about 10 minutes.
Serve hot with: Green
Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).