Toor Dal Recipe | Yummly
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  • 2 cups toor dal (uncooked, or 4 cups cooked; Toor dal, aka Split Pigeon Peas, is available online here.)
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 onion (medium, diced)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste (or about 1 inch ginger, grated on microplane grater)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste (or about 2 large garlic cloves, grated on microplane grater)
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala (powder)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 roma tomato (finely diced, about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (plus additional for garnishing)
  • salt (to taste, I used about 1 teaspoon)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium10% DV240mg
    Fat11% DV7g
    Protein51% DV26g
    Carbs21% DV64g
    Fiber124% DV31g
    Calories420Calories from Fat60
    Total Fat7g11%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat60
    Total Carbohydrate64g21%
    Dietary Fiber31g124%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User a year ago
    Very Good , would cook again. Thank You.
    Ahsan a year ago
    My parents are Pakistani and, in an attempt to stay true to my heritage, I cook quite a bit. This is a wonderful recipe that introduces Indo-Pak food to those unfamiliar with it. Though this is neither the way my mom makes this daal nor is it the way it is usually made in Pakistan, it is still good. In my iteration, I used half the garam masala, turmeric, and chili powder, while using a teaspoon and a half of salt. In my opinion, this spice reduction opens up subtle flavors instead of overwhelming the palate. I also used unsalted butter instead of ghee. Sadly, I forgot to buy cilantro... it would have been a welcomed addition.
    Talupula 2 years ago
    Did not soak the lentil in water for an hour asked to. Was running out of time.
    Constance 3 years ago
    It was just okay. I won’t be using this recipe again.
    Chantilly McKinnon 3 years ago
    So good! I soaked my lentils ahead of time

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