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Cooked Toor Dal

Course Lunch Box, Main Dish - Gravies
Cuisine South Indian
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker
Dish Type Basics for Cooking, South Indian Dals
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 3 cups Water
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
  • A pinch Asafoetida
  • Cooking Oil few drops


  • Wash the dal well and add 3 cups of water. Add turmeric, hing and oil to the dal.
  • Pressure cook for 4 -5 whistles or till the lentil is cooked well. Drain the water to use in Rasam or Sambar.
  • Store the thick dal in an air tight container for a week.
  • Remove what is needed and quickly put it back. There is no need to freeze it if you want to use within a week.
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