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Tuvar Dal (Maharashtrian Varan)

Bindiya Sharma
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Tuvar Dal (Maharashtrian Varan) RECIPE

Simple home style comfort food

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • Maharashtra
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1/2 cup tuvar dal
  2. 1 1/2 cups water
  3. 1 onion chopped
  4. 2 tomatoes chopped
  5. A pinch of asafoetida (heeng)
  6. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  7. 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder
  8. 2 green chillies chopped
  9. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  10. 1 teaspoon garlic grated
  11. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  12. salt acc to taste


  1. Pick and wash the dal well under running water.
  2. Pressure cook the dal with water, salt and turmeric powder, about 3-4 whistles on medium heat. Once pressure releases, open the lid.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,asafoetida and chopped onions.Saute until golden brown.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes,grated garlic,red chilly powder and green chillies.Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the tuvar dal and let simmer covered for 5 mins.Garnish with some curry leaves and serve.

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Sankari Ray
Sankari Ray   Apr-25-2018

Simple but very nice

Salma Shaikh
Salma Shaikh   Sep-01-2017

Simple and best and tasty......maharashtrian varan bhaat itzzzz yummmm

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