Gujarat Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati Toor Dal)

Split Red Gram Dal (Gujarati Toor Dal)

Serves 4

1 cup(s) split red gram (toor dal) 4 cups water
1 tomato(es) chopped finely 4 curry leaves
2 tablespoon(s) oil ½ teaspoon(s) each of asafoetida and turmeric powder
1 teaspoon(s) each of mustard and cumin seeds a squeeze of lemon
1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped ginger jaggery and salt to taste
2 green chilli(es) slit


  1. Soak the split red gram in water for about an hour. Add turmeric powder, salt and a drop of oil to the gram along with the water in which it was soaked.
  2. Now, heat on medium level till it comes to a boil and then on low level for about 20 minutes or till the gram is fully cooked.
  3. Heat oil in a pan till it is hot and drop in the mustard seeds followed by the cumin seeds and then asafoetida.
  4. Fry on medium level for about 2 minute(s) till the seeds splutter. Add this to the cooked red gram and let it come to a simmer.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with: Green Peas Rice (Matar Pulav), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 167 Carotene( µg ) 188.81
Protein (g) 5.86 Vitamin C (mg) 0.0
Carbohydrate (g) 17.76 Mg (mg) 44.49
Fat (g) 8.00 Na (mg) 8.74
Fibre (g) 0.74 K (mg) 294.3
Minerals (g) 1.03 Mn (mg) 0.45
Calcium (mg) 27.75 Zn (mg) 0.39
Phosphorus (mg) 83.75 Cr (mg) 0.005
Iron (mg) 1.06