Pigeon Pea with Onion Tomato Tempering/ Arhar(Tur) Daal Pyaz Tamatar Tadka/ Arhar Daal Fry

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Pigeon Pea with Onion Tomato Tempering/ Arhar(Tur) Daal Pyaz Tamatar Tadka/ Arhar Daal Fry

Tur /Arhar dal/ pigeon pea is very important to our food, people who eat only vegetable food are often deficient in protein. Tur/ Arhar dal/ pigeon pea is rich in protein. Pulses are very beneficial in making your muscles, so include pulses in your food every day. By the way, there are manytypes of lentils, such as lentils, gram, moong, urad, etc. Today we will learn tur dal / Arhar dal/ pigeon pea here, in which we will also add onion and tomato tempering.
To make the tur /Arhar dal/ pigeon pea with the tempering of onion and tomato, make the following method step by step…
Course Dinner, Indian, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine dinner, Indian, lunch, Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 38kcal


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Kadhai / Fry Pan
  • Big Spoon
  • Knife
  • Bowl


  • 125 grams Arhar Dal / Toor Dal / Pigeon Pea
  • 1 tsp Turmeric (haldi) powder
  • 1 unit Tomato / Tamatar, chopped
  • 1 unit Onion / Pyaz, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic / Lahsun, cut into 3 pieces
  • 1 tsp Desi Ghee or Butter
  • 1/2 inch Ginger/ Adrak
  • 500 grams Water / Pani
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seed / Jeera
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida / Heeng
  • 1 unit Whole Red Chilly / Lal Mirch

Salt as per taste


    • Take 125 grams of arhar/ tur dal / Pigeon Pea.
      arhar daal
    • Wash arhar/tur dal at least 4 times with fresh and clean water, and put it into a cooker.
      daal into cooker
    • Add 500 milliliters of water and one tsp turmeric and salt as per taste, add about 5 grams of salt to 125 grams of arhar/ tur daal or you can add salt according to
      your taste. cover the cooker with lid.
      cooker with salt
    • After this, close the pressure cooker lid, put the pressure cooker on the gas and turn the flame on high.
      Put the cooker on the gas and switch on the gas. Allow 2 whistles on high flame in the lentil cooker, now reduce the flame to low.
    • Wait for 2 whistles to come on the high flame and one on the low flame.
    • After that switch off the gas.
    • Wait for the pressure to come out of the cooker.
    • Once pressure release, transfer the arhar/ tur dal in a bowl.
      When the pressure comes out of the cooker, take out daal in a bowl.
    • Finely chop garlic, onion, green chili, and ginger.
      Take a medium sized onion, finely chop the onion.
    • Finely chop one tomato.
      Cut tomatoes into small pieces.
    • Take kadhai or fry pan and put 1 tsp desi ghee in a kadhai or frying pan.
      Kadai with Ghee
    • Once the desi ghee becomes hot, put cumin seed in the kadhai/ fry pan.
      When cumin starts crackling after that add chopped garlic after 10 sec similarly adds chopped onion and whole red chilly and add ginger slices. Break red chili in two pieces and add them.
      desi ghee with jeera
    • Fry the onion and garlic till it becomes brown. Add one pinch of asafoetida in the kadhai /fry pan.
      spices in kadai
    • Add the chopped tomato in the kadhai/ fry pan and add a small amount of salt, salt should be according to the quantity of tomato, fry the tomato.
      Tomato in kadai
    • Place the lid on the kadhai/ fry pan, so that the tomato will be properly cooked.
      Remove the lid after 30 seconds and mash the tomato with a spatula.
      Do not make juice of tomato mixture.
    • Once the tomato is cooked, add the cooked arhar daal in the kadhai (fry pan).
      Add 1/4 tsp mango (amchur) powder (optional).
      add daal in kadai
    • Place the lid of kadhai for 30 seconds.
    • As Pigeon Pea with Onion Tomato Tempering/ Arhar(Tur) Daal Pyaz Tamatar, Tadka/ Arhar Daal Fry daal is ready to eat.

      daal is ready
    • Transfer the daal in the serving bowl. You can also add coriander leaves in the last step. Arhar Daal Fry is ready, Enjoy Arhar Daal Fry with chapati and rice.
      daal arhar


    1. Eat the lentils with rice, if you are going to eat rice with lentils, then add half or one teaspoon of desi ghee on top of the tur / arhar dal/ pigeon pea, eat indigenous ghee and dal rice will be very tasty.
    2. Tur / arhar dal/ pigeon pea can also be eaten with bread and vegetables.
    3. Enjoy the food.
    You can also try Plain Pigeon Dal/ Simple Arhar (tur) Dal

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