• prep: 35 min
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  • total: 35 min
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    Also known as dali saar, this recipe originally hails from the Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins of Coastal Kannada and comes to us via Madhur Jaffrey. Saar means "juice" or "juice-like," so this dal tends to be very thin, and is meant to be eaten with rice. The cooking talents of brides used to be judged by their ability to make a simple dali saar.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup plain or oily toovar dal, picked over
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil
    • Generous pinch of ground asafetida (available at Indian markets or kalustyans.com)
    • 1 teaspoon whole black or brown mustard seeds
    • 1 to 3 fresh hot green chiles, such as bird's-eye, Indian long, or serrano, cut in half lengthwise (leaving stem ends intact)
    • 1 dried hot red chile
    • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
    • 10 to 12 fresh curry leaves (available at Indian markets or ishipindian.com), lightly crushed

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 192 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.68%
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g 25.96%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 21 mg 7%
    • Sodium: 207 mg 8.62%
    • Calcium: 76 mg 7.61%
    • Potassium: 89 mg 2.56%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 5.21%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.52%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 11.8%
    • Vitamin C 2.61%
    • Vitamin D 0.3%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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