Jeera Varan / Cumin - Split Pigeon Pea curry

A perfect meal for a busy day . Be it a busy weekday night or busy weekend or just after travel . Makes a perfect meal to give you the warmth of home cooked food .

This Recipe is free from :




☒tree nuts










Tuvar Dal / Split pigeon pea - 2 cups

Hing / Asafoetida - 1/2 Tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 Tsp

Cumin seeds -  1 Tbsp

Green chillies - 3-4 chopped in small pieces

Curry leaves -5-6

Sugar - ½ TSP

Vegetable oil - 1 Tbsp

salt to taste

water to adjust consistency.

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1.Wash the dal thoroughly , add 1/4 tsp hing powder , turmeric powder , 2 cups water. Pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium flame.

2.For Tampering heat a pan on medium heat. Add oil. Once hot  add cumin seeds , after they tamper add hing powder , add chopped green chilies , curry leaves.

3.Add the boiled dal and mix well. Add water to adjust consistency.

4.Add the salt to taste , sugar and mix well.

5.Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and freshly grated coconut.

6. Serve with hot rice with a side of pickle and pappad.