Dhan Dar (Split red gram tempered with garlic)

Dhan Dar (Split red gram tempered with garlic)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 142


  • 2 3/4 oz Split red gram arhar dal
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric haldi powder

for the tempering:

  • 1 floz Vegetable oil
  • 2 Green chillies
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic lasan paste or 4 - 5 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin jeera seeds or powder


  • Soak the split red gram in 2 - 3 cups water with salt and turmeric powder for at least 20 minutes. Most of the water should be absorbed.
  • Transfer the split red gram into a pressure cooker. Add water, about 1/2 inch above the dal level. Cook on high heat. After the first whistle, turn heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Keep aside to cool.
  • Whisk or blend, adding water, if required. Return the cooker to heat and bring it to the boil.
  • For the tempering, heat the oil in a pan till smoking; lower heat, saute all the ingredients till golden. Remove from heat, pour into the dal, and cover immediately to prevent the aroma from escaping.
  • Simmer for 2 - 3 minutes before serving, garnished with fried onions and a dollop of butter.
Calories: 142 kcal
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 8g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 221 mg
Potassium: 6 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 1 g
Vitamin A: 2 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 39 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Curries
Cuisine Indian
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