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Tadka-e-Lobia

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Time30 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Imagine the words ‘dal tadka’. Go on. We are pretty sure that the Indian soul in you can fathom a steaming-hot, torrid Kadai in your mind’s eye waiting for you to devour it. Get the feels? Nothing spells comfort food as much as Dal does. It is indispensable! Lentils made their first appearance on the culinary scene during the Indus Valley Civilization, ancient Indian texts describe dal tadka serve ... d to guests at celebratory meals. The yearning for dal was so much that in medieval India, anything other than dal served to the emperor at lunch was considered to be a suicidal move for the royal cooks! Aurangazeb being a strict vegetarian is said to have fancied dal more than the meat which his counterparts favored. The Tadka E Lobia is a Punjabi- style curry that has a luscious tomato-onion base entrenched with subtle spices. The most important of the Tadka E Lobia Ingredients are the black-eyed beans (which balance the spiciness). Tadka E Lobia Calories range from 230 to 250 cal, based on the creaminess quotient. The earthy mellowness of each ingredient makes for a sumptuous treat. Tadka E Lobia Benefits include supporting weight loss (the proteins in the lobia dal reduce levels of ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates feelings of hunger), enhancing heart health (regular intake of legumes is linked to lower rates of LDL cholesterol) and promoting digestive health (lobia dal being a rich source of fiber prevents digestive disorders such as acid reflux, stomach ulcers, and haemorrhoids). Lobia dal is also known to act as a probiotic.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre231 Cal231 Cal231 Cal231 Cal
  • 15gProtein
  • 3gFat
  • 37gCarbs
  • 4gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Lobia Dal White

Lobia Dal White

0.33 cups

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

0.5 teaspoons

Cumin

Cumin

1 pinch

Red Chilli Powder

Red Chilli Powder

1 pinch

Coriander Powder

Coriander Powder

1 pinch

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

0.75 teaspoons

Bay Leaf

Bay Leaf

1 leaf

Asafoetida/hing

Asafoetida/hing

1 pinch

Fruits & Vegetables

Onion

Onion

0.25 cups

Tomato

Tomato

0.33 cups

Ginger

Ginger

1 small piece

Other

Jeera Powder

Jeera Powder

0.5 teaspoons

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

4 leafs

Garlic

Garlic

3 pieces

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

1.5 units

Water

Water

1 glass

Directions

1Soak Lobia for 6 hours.
2Boil Lobia in a pressure cooker with Salt and Turmeric Powder.
3Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Hing, Green Chillies and Bayleaf. Cook for some time.
4Add chopped Onions.
5Cook till Golden Brown. Add chopped Tomatoes.
6Cook till Tomatoes are mushy.
7To the above, add Turmeric Powder, Salt, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder. Cook for sometime.
8Add boiled Lobia.
9Add water and cook till desired consistency.
10Garnish with chopped Coriander. Serve hot

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