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Tuvar dal on four in one recipe

Saras Viswam
1200 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Tuvar dal on four in one recipe RECIPE

We always try one dish from one recipe, but this is a different one, four variety dishes from one recipe. A recipe from thuvar dal. Thuvar dal is a main item in every Indian’s grocery list. We Indians use this dal for many dishes like sambar, dal fry etc. For a change I have preapared idlis out of thuvar dal, a fully protein packed dish either for your breakfast or for your dinner. A four in one recipe from which, you can make two types of thuvar idlis, thuvar dosas, and thuvar upuma. Give it a try!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Steaming
  • Breakfast and Brunch
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Par boiled rice - 2 cups
  2. Thuvar dal - 3/4 cup
  3. Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  4. salt to taste
  6. Gingelly oil - to make dosas
  8. Gingelly oil - 2 tbsps
  9. Idli chilli powder - 2 tbsps
  10. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  11. Urad dal - 1 tsp
  12. Red chillies- 2 nos
  13. Curry leaves- 1 spring.
  14. Fry a tsp of cumin seed in till oil or in ghee and add it to the batter before preparing idlis.


  1. For Idlis - Wash and soak the rice for two hours, soak thuvar dal and urad dal together for two hours.
  2. Grind both the dals till they are frothy. Grind rice to a fine rawa consistency. Mix the ground dals and rice together adding salt.
  3. Allow the batter to ferment for 15 to 20 hours. Pour the batter to the greased idli plates and steam cook till done.
  4. Serve hot with any chutney or idli chilli powder. Drumstick leave idli /Muringai Ilai idli
  5. Mix 1/4 cup of washed drumstick leaves to the batter before steaming idlis. Your drumstick leaves/ muringai ilai idli is ready.
  7. For dosas you can use the same batter. Pour ladle full over the hot dosa tawa like normal dosas.
  8. Add tsp of oil and flip towards other side. Roast until crisp. Thuvar dosa is ready to serve. Serve with chutney.
  9. Add drumstick leaves while preaparing dosa.
  10. METHOD FOR MAKING THUVAR UPUMA :Mix idli chilli powder to the batter and keep aside for half an hour.
  11. Make idlis from the above batter. Once idlis are cooled, crumble it.
  12. Heat a pan with a tbsp of gingelly oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and saute it.
  13. Add the crumbled idlis and saute it for few seconds. Thuvar upuma is ready to serve.
  14. Variation for upma - Add onions,green chillies any greens of your choice.

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