Thowe or Dal Tadka

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - toor dal or moong dal
  • 2-3 - green chillies
  • 1-2 - dry red chillies
  • 4-5 - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp - sugar
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp - ginger, grated/finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - each of mustard and jeera seeds
  • 2-3 strands - cilantro
  • 1 pinch - hing
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make Thowe or Dal Tadka

  • Wash dal in cold water a couple of times. Add about 2 cups of water and the slit green chillies to the dal. Pressure cook until completely done, it takes about 3 whistles on medium heat.
  • Add the chopped/grated ginger, salt, sugar to the dal and boil well on stove.
  • Add water to get the desired consistency.
  • Heat oil in a small pan and temper with mustard, jeera, hing, red chillies and curry leaves. Add to thovve.
  • Add lemon juice, chopped cilantro and mix well just before serving.
  • Serve hot with rice/ rotis.

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