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Deliciously Nutritious: Vegan Tur Dal Kofta Recipe

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Tur Dal Kofta

This delicacy from southern state of Tamil Nādu is an absolute delight. A rich source of protein (from the pulses ) , loaded with vegetables this is a perfect one-pot meal. 

 Tur Dal Kofta Recipe Is Free From –

☒Wheat

☒Peanuts

☒dairy

☒casein

☒soy

☒egg

☒sesame

☒fish

☒shellfish

Ingredients For Vegan Tur Dal Kofta Recipe 

  1. Rice – 1/2 cup
  2. Toor dal – 1/3 cup
  3. Shallots – cut in half – 8-10
  4. Carrots – Diced – 1/4 cup
  5. Green beans – cut – 1/4 cup
  6. Drumstick – cut – 3-4 pieces
  7. Tomato – slit – 2
  8. Turmeric powder – 1/2  + 1 Tsp
  9. Red chili powder – 1 Tsp
  10. Sambar Masala – 2 sp
  11. Hing Powder – 1/4 + 1/4  Tsp
  12. Water – 4 cups
  13. Vegetable oil – 1 TBSP
  14. Mustard seeds – 1 Tsp
  15. Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  16. Fenugreek seeds / Methi dana – 1 Tsp
  17. Whole chilies – 4-5
  18. Curry leaves – 10-12
  19. Tamarind concentrate – 1 TBSP
  20. salt to taste 

How to Make Delicious  Nutritious vegan Tur Dal Kofta Recipe : Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Take the dal and rice in a bowl and wash them thoroughly 3-4 times. Add the washed dal-rice to a pressure cooker.  Add 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 Tsp hing powder, 2 cups water, few drops of vegetable oil  and pressure cook on low to medium flame for 3-4 whistles.  Perfectly cooked dal rice!!!
  2. Heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Once hot , add vegetable oil. Add mustard seeds, let them crackle , add cumin seeds , methi dana , red chilies , curry leaves and shallots. Saute for 2-3 minutes or till the shallots start turning translucent.
  3. Add vegetables of your choice – I am adding carrots , green beans , drumsticks . Add tomatoes and again saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the masalas – Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp , red chili powder , sambar masala , salt to taste , tamarind concentrate and mix well. Add 1 cup water and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the vegetables are cooked.
  5. Add cooked dal rice and mix well. Adjust salt and water to get perfect consistency. Cover and simmer on low heat for 8-10 minutes till all the flavors are absorbed in rice. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro. Serve hot with your choice of papad and pickle. Makes a perfect option for lunch box as well.

Serving Suggestions and Accompaniments for Tur Dal Kofta

Basmati Rice: Pair the tur dal kofta with fragrant basmati rice for a complete and satisfying meal. The combination of the kofta and rice creates a well-balanced dish.

Naan or Roti: Offer naan bread or roti (Indian flatbreads) as an accompaniment to the tur dal kofta. The bread can be used to scoop up the koftas and gravy, making for a delicious combination.

Fresh Salad: Balance the richness of the kofta with a refreshing side salad. Prepare a mix of cucumber, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce, dressed with lemon juice or a light vinaigrette.

Raita: Serve a cooling cucumber or mint raita alongside the tur dal kofta. The yogurt-based condiment complements the spiciness of the kofta and adds a refreshing element to the meal.

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