Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati Tuvar Dal)
An inexpensive and nourishing meal
Split red gram (also called Tuvar Dal in India) is cooked this way in Gujarat for health and nutrition.
Cooking time (approx.): 32 minutes
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
1. 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 fully cooked.
2. 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.
3. 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).