Cooking dal in a pressure cooker is like a piece of cake simply put all the ingredients and put it on the flame when pressure created slow down the flame to medium and then wait up to 4 whistles. allow the cooker to cool. Open it and give a nice tadka your delicious dal Tarka is ready. But when it’s come to cooking Toor dal without a pressure cooker it is not soo easy. So today I going to tell you how to cooking toor dal without a pressure cooker. In a step by step process. After the cooking process we will see the nutritional value of 100g toor dal, Raw, Sprouted and cooked with salt.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Cooking Toor Dal without Pressure Cooker
- Wash the dal
The first step to cook any dal is the same. Simply take 1 cup of Toor dal and wash it nicely because the dal we get from the supermarket is polished so make sure you wash it nicely until the polish got removed.
- Soak It
If you have time soak it up to an hour otherwise use hot water and soak it about 15 min.
- Cook it on medium Flame
After soaking we will wash it again. Then add three cups of Hot water and cook it on medium flame up to 15 min.
- Check it in an interval of 5 min
You have to check it every five minutes and add warm water if required. so keep water hot at the other side of gas. Check it after 5 min if you feel water is less than required, add a cup of water. Repeat the process after 10 min.
- Add some masala
We have cooked the dal up to 15 min now its time to add some masala. So take 2 finely chopped green chili, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, half tsp red chili powder, half tsp turmeric powder. I have made it a little spicy. You can add chili as per your taste
- Cook it for more 5 min.
Add the ingredients cook them up to 5 min and then half cup of chopped tomatoes, salt to taste,( Don’t add salt before), and cook it more 5 min. now you can see the dal and other ingredients are mixed well
- It’s tarka time
Let’s prepare tadka, preparing tarka is very easy just take a tarka pan or a Kadhai put a tablespoon of oil or ghee as you wish. Allow the oil to heat And then add 1 tsp of cumin seeds, 1 red chili, Pinch of hing, 3 cloves of chopped garlic saute them until the cumin seed crackle. Put the mixer in dal and mix them well.Advertisement
- Plate it
So your delicious dal tadka without pressure cooker is now ready. Plate it and garnish with some finely chopped coriander leaves. i have added some dry fenugreek leaves but this is optional.
Before we will discuss nutritional facts and benefits I would like to tell you that Toor dal is also known as tur dal, Ahar ki dal, Rahar dal, Red grams,gungo peas, And pigeon peas and its Binomial name is Cajanus cajan. So it is possible that you may know this legume by any of these names. Know let’s seen the Nutritional table.
Nutritional value of toor dal per 100g
Mature whole Pigeon pea
Sprouted Pigeon pea
Boiled Pigeon pea with salt
Good for High Blood Pressure
Toor dal contains a good amount of Potassium. Which can reduce Constriction of blood vessels? That’s why it can lower your blood pressure. So if you have a problem with high blood pressure. than adding Red grams in your diet can help you.
Helps in healing and Growth
Toor dal is Protein-packed. In 100g of cooked toor dal you will get 6.8g of protein. which is good enuff. and you all know that protein is must be needed for growth and repair of tissues, cells, and muscles of the human body. Adding red grams in your daily diet can help you to meet your daily protein requirement.
Red grams can naturally reduce swelling and inflammation in any part of the body. Moreover, mashed Toor dal is also used as popular traditional medicine for piles. All the part of red gram like leaves and whole gram is useful in this.
Help in weight loss
As you can see in the nutrition table it is low in calories and high in fiber. It can boost your metabolism and keep you full for a long while. That how it can help you lose some extra pounds.
Improve your digestive system
As we are discussed before that almost every legume is rich in dietary fiber like Chana, Mung, Masoor, and of course pigeon pea. So this quality of toor can help you to make your digestive system more powerful. The dietary fiber in toor dal can make your bowel movement smoother and prevent you from constipation, bloating, cramping, and diarrhea. It can also clean your intestine which helps them to collect more nutrition from food.
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