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Arhar Dal

sumit's picture
I like this healthy Arahar Dal Recipe. Arahar Dal is a very common dish in the Indian homes. It is a good source of high protein. It is primarily eaten during Lunch. Arahar Dal goes well with rice, but it can also be eaten with roti .You should try this Arahar Dal Recipe.
  Yellow split peas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Toor/Arahar Dal)
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Green chili 5 , sliced
  Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Finely chopped garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Tomato 2 Medium, finely chopped
  Chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch

1. Wash the dal. In a pressure cooker take four cups of water and add the dal and one tea spoon turmeric powder, one tea spoon salt.

2. Bring to boil and when stars steaming, reduce heat and cook for three minutes.

3. Cool and mash the dal with a large spoon.

4. Add, coriander powder, green chilies, sugar and remaining water. Bring to boil ,reduce heat and simmer for six to seven minutes.

5. Heat oil and ghee in a non-stick pan for one minute. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till light brown. Add chopped tomato and cilantro and continue frying for two minutes. Add a pinch of hing and cook for a few seconds and remove from heat. Add red chili powder and dal immediately..

6. Serve hot with roti or steamed rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Ganesh.Dutta's picture
really this arahar dal recipe is very healthy. For Indian people this is a great source of protein.
Snigdha's picture
Yes, Dal is a great source of protein and also a great accompaniment with Rotis/Steamed White Rice.