Saturday, February 2, 2013

Turai Urad Dal

You might have cooked turai aka the famous ridge gourd atleast once in your kitchen, but have you tried cooking this wonderful Indian vegetable with split urad dal?, if not you wont hesitate a second to give a try after seeing this post. Turai urad dal is my last and favourite creation for our this month's Magic Mingle an event by Kalyani, our this month's magic ingredients is both urad dal and lemon. Omg, wat an incredible choice na, when i saw these two magic ingredients,my mind was blank and i dunno wat to cook with it.

But finally while going through my fridge, i finally decided to cook both ridge gourd and split urad dal together as this beautiful dish. This dal goes simply awesome as an excellent side dish with rotis also very well with rice. I served this dal with fried chicken and everyone at home enjoyed this dal and we loved it.

1/4cup Split white urad dal
1/4cup Masoor dal
1no Ridgegourd (medium size & chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Few curry leaves

To roast & grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
3tbsp Coconut (grated)

Take the washed urad dal,masoor dal,chopped ridgegourd,chopped onions,chopped tomatoes with turmeric powder,salt and enough water in pressure cooker.

Close the cooker with lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Meanwhile dry roast the ingredients under the list 'to roast & grind' as fine powder.

Once the steam gets released, smash the cooked veggies and dal with a spatula.

Now add the grounded roasted spice powder to the dal and cook everything in simmer.

Adjust the thickness of the dal with enough water.

Heat the oil in a pan, lets splutter the mustard seeds,urad dal, add the dry red chillies,curry leaves and fry them.

Add this tempered spices,lemon juice to the dal and give a stir.

Serve hot with rice.


  1. never made dal with urad dal. looks delicious

  2. Very very interesting recipe, it looks so delicious! Thanks to Kalyani we keep trying out something new in our kitchens

  3. nice click priya.. healthy dal..

  4. un pur régal, bravo
    bonne journée

  5. C'est toujours un plaisir de venir humer des saveurs aussi alléchantes chez toi.

  6. looking yum and delicious.wat a combo!really great.

  7. Healthy and delicious dhal.. Nice click Akka..

  8. CLick looks super cool akka :) Loved your choice of ingredients and combo :) Dal looks so yummilicious :) and loved the new color of the blog!!

  9. Looks yummy and healthy.Never used it before.

  10. Normally make turai with channa daal, will try this version soon!

  11. Love all different kinds of legumes...they are so delicious!

  12. New to me..But looks a very thick gravy and nice flavors..

  13. Looks so yum.....super clicks tooo..

  14. never thought of making dal using urad dal :) you are really a versatile cook dear :)

  15. Cute clicks sis:) dal looks comforting

  16. This dal looks fantastic! I feel like having an Indian dinner now :-).


  17. healthy and delicious recipe priya :)

  18. Yummy curry with turai and urad dal..delicious combo.

  19. All I will serve it up with is piping hot rice and some ghee!! Very comforting daal recipe.

  20. I have never used urad dal for dal dishes...this looks so inviting...

  21. healthy dal. Nice combo. Loved it.

  22. Very healthy, haven't tried this combo..

  23. Nice new combo

  24. Really good one. I had once made dal with urad dal and spinach. Also thinking on the same lines for my MM post. :)

  25. that is interesting!!!! so rich in protein!!! so delicious!!!
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