Yummy Recipes Using Toor Dal


One of the yummiest recipes made using toor dal is toor dal khichdi. Khichdi is a quintessentially Indian dish that is made of rice and different kinds of lentils. Known for its nutritional value, toor dal khichdi is famous across Northern India and is served with clarified butter (ghee) and pickle. Behind the modest taste of this dish, lies huge health advantages, including a clear stomach and healthy body. To get you started, here is the best recipe to prepare for the overall well-being of your family.

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Toor Dal Khichdi Recipe

This is an easy-to-make recipe that can be served for lunch or dinner. An easy one-pot rice lentil dish, it can be cooked under 30 minutes.


1 cup Rice
1 cup Yellow Lentil / Toor Dal / Tuvar
4 cups Water – (Dal : Water ratio 1:2)
1/4 cup Chopped Onions
1/4 cup Chopped Tomatoes
5 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds / Rai
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
2 tsp Peanuts / Groundnuts / Mungfali
1/4 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
1/2 tsp Chana Dal / Bengal gram
3 to 4 nos Slit Green Chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi
1/4 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
3/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Grated Garlic
Fresh Coriander finely chopped


In a hot pan, add 5 teaspoons of oil and allow it to heat up.

Add ½ tsp of Mustard Seeds, ½ tsp of Cumin Seeds, 2 tsp of Groundnut, ¼ tsp of Asafoetida, ½ tsp of Chana Dal, ¼ cup of chopped Onions, 3 to 4 slit Green Chillies and sauté for 2 minutes on medium flame. The number of chillies can be modified based on your preference.

Add ¼ cup of chopped tomatoes and sauté for a minute.

Now add 1 cup of washed Toor Dal and mix well.

Add ¼ tsp of Turmeric Powder, ¼ tsp of Coriander Powder, ½ tsp of Garam Masala into the pan.

Now add 1 cup of washed rice followed by 4 cups of water.

Add ¾ tsp of salt, 1 tsp of grated garlic. The quantity of salt can be changed according to your taste.

Cover the lid and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Healthy toor dal khichdi is ready to be served with butter, ghee, pickle or curd. This recipe serves 6 people.

Is Toor Dal Khichdi Healthy?

Toor dal khichdi is very nutritious when consumed in moderation. Since toor dal is high in fibre and rich in proteins, it helps in overall muscle development and prevents and relieves gastric problems. Toor dal khichdi is also a rich source of folic acid and should be consumed by expecting mothers. One bowl of toor dal khichdi has 277.76 calories [1].

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Here is an overview of the total calories in this dish:

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224.2
Total Fat 10.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 12.1 mg
Potassium 263.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 1.4 g
Protein 6.5 g
Vitamin A 4.70%
Vitamin B-12 0.10%
Vitamin B-6 2.50%
Vitamin C 16.60%
Vitamin D 0.20%
Vitamin E 1.60%
Calcium 3.40%
Copper 0.90%
Folate 2.50%
Iron 8.70%
Magnesium 1.10%
Manganese 4.20%
Niacin 2.40%
Pantothenic Acid 0.10%
Phosphorus 1.00%
Riboflavin 0.60%
Selenium 0.40%
Thiamin 1.50%
Zinc 1.90%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie need

Source: SparkRecipe


Toor dal khichdi is the ultimate comfort food that is both healthy and tasty. This is a go-to recipe if you’ve had a long day and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Try this recipe and let us know how it was in the comments section below. Bon appetit!


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