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Toovar Dal Kofta/Lavat

  • How to make toovar dal kofta (non-oily koftas)/Lavat:

  • Ingredients:
          1. Toovar/Tur dal (1-2 small bowl)
          2. Oil (1 tblspn)
          3. Mustard seeds (rai)
          4. Cumin seeds (jeera)
          5. Turmeric powder
          6. Ginger-garlic paste/Wet masala
          7. Red chilli powder (2-3 tspn)
          8. Garam Masala (1-2 tspn)
          9. Salt to taste
         10. Onion (1 no chopped)
         11. Tomato (1 no chopped or paste)
         12. Water
         13. Wheat flour (2-3 tblspn)

  • Preparation & Cooking:
          1. Clean & soak the toovar/tur dal in water for 3-4 hrs.
          2. Grind the dal  to a make slight coarse to fine paste without adding water.
          3. After grinding the dal,take it out in a bowl,add 1 tspn red chilli powder & 1 tspn 
          4. Initially add 1 tspn of wheat flour and mix all the ingredients.
          5. Add some more wheat flour if required as we are using the wheat flour as binding
              to make balls of the ground tur/toovar dal.
          6. Make balls of the toovar/tur dal mixture & keep aside.
          7. Heat oil in a kadhai/wok. Add mustard & cumin seeds.
          8. After the seeds crackle add the chopped onion & saute for 2-3 mins.
          9. Add about 1-2 tspn of garlic-ginger paste/wet masala. Saute for 2 mins.
         10. Add turmeric powder,red chilli powder & garam masala. Mix well.
         11. Add the chopped tomato/tomato paste. Cook for 3-4 mins.
         12. Add about 1-2 cups of water & give it a boil.
         13. Keep the flame low & put the kofta in the curry. Cover the lid and cook 
               for 15-20 mins.
         14. Serve with roti &rice.

  • Servings: Three-Four.

  • Notes:
         1. Use wheat flour only for slight binding to make koftas.
         2. As the koftas cook the gravy thickens. 
         3. In marathi language we call it lavat.
         4. You can add some chopped spinach too to the ground dal mixture & make
              spinach tur/toovar dal kofta curry. 


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Keep Learnings said...

This recipe is actually very healthy,nutritious and easy to make. It's crude version is popular in Rural/Semi urban areas. All the best. Keep it up. Dr Krishnarao Ukey

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