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Green Garlic Dal

Green Garlic Dal

Fresh green garlic gives this dal a deep delicious flavor and makes it very healthy. Try it to savor the flavors.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 to 6 servings


Toovar (Arhar) Dal- 1 cup
Turmeric Powder (Haldi)- ½ tsp
Finely-Chopped Green Garlic (Hara Lehsun)- ½ cup
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ½ tsp
Whole, Dry Kashmiri Red Chilies- 2, broken
Ginger-Garlic (Adrak-Lehsun) Paste- ½ tsp
Asafoetida (Hing)- ¼ tsp
Chopped Tomatoes- ¼ cup
Oil- 2 tbsp
Salt- To taste
Coriander (Dhania)- To garnish


• Wash the dal and soak in water for around 30 minutes.

• Drain the dal, add turmeric and 3 cups water and pressure cook on medium heat (3 to 4 whistles).

• Once the dal is cooled, whisk to blend, and keep aside.

• Heat oil in a nonstick pan/kadai, splutter jeera, and add dry chilies, ginger-green chili paste, hing, and green garlic.

• Sauté for 2 minutes.

• Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté till the oil separates from the mixture.

• Add the cooked dal, ½ cup of water, and simmer for another 5 minutes.

• Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot.


• When green garlic is not in season, replace it with a mixture of fresh coriander and garlic.



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