Tuvar lilva masala
Tuvar lilva masala curry| Green pigeon peas curry| Togare kalu curry
Written by Jayashree
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Winter brings its own blessings, fresh vegetables are available. There is no dearth for greens. Green pigeon peas are the fresh form of tuvar dal and is available in winter. Tuvar lilva masala curry is a tasty and easy to make accompaniment that can be paired with chapati or phulka.

The other names for Tuvar lilva are green pigeon peas and togare kalu

Tuvar lilva masala curry

Tuvar lilva masala curry

The green pigeon peas can be shelled and stored in refrigerator for a few days.

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Let’s get cooking Tuvar Lilva Masala Curry

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl green pigeon peas ( 1 bowl= 200 ml)
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Grind to a paste:

  • 2 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 1/2 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic

Grind to a paste:

  • 1 bowl coriander leaves
  • 1 green chilly
  • 1tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Method:

  1. Boil green pigeon peas with a little salt. Alternatively, you can pressure cook.
  2. Soak pumpkin seeds for half an hour in some water.
  3. Blanch the tomatoes. Make a paste of onion, tomato, ginger and garlic.
  4. Make a paste of coriander, green chilly and pumpkin seeds.
  5. Take oil in a pan, add cumin, as it splutters put the onion and tomato puree. Saute it well for a few minutes.
  6. Add the green paste to it. Put salt. Let cook for two minutes.
  7. Now, add the cooked pigeon peas, mix and simmer for sometime.
  8. Tuvar lilva curry is ready to serve.
Tuvar lilva masala curry

Tuvar lilva masala curry

Take a tip:

  • Add more green chilly if you want it spicy.

Tuvar lilva masala curry

Tuvar lilva masala curry is a tasty accompaniment that can be made during winters.

Course accompaniment, curry, gravy, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Vegan,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup tuvar lilva 1 cup =200 ml used
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

Grind to a paste

  • 2 onion
  • 2 tomato
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic

Grind to a paste

  • 1 green chilly
  • 2 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Instructions

  1. Boil  tuvar lilva with a little salt. Alternatively, you can pressure cook it.

  2. Soak the pumpkin seeds in water for half an hour.

  3. Blanch the tomatoes, peel the skin and grind all the ingredients together.

  4. Grind pumkin seeds along with coriander and green chilly to a paste. 

  5. Take oil in a pan. Add cumin, as it splutters, put the onion and tomato paste. Saute it for sometime. Put turmeric powder  and mix it well. 

  6. Add the green paste and salt to it. Let cook for sometime.

  7. Then, add the cooked green pigeon peas. Let simmer for five minutes. Green pigeon peas curry is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Add an extra green chilly if you want it spicy.

Tuvar lilva masala

Tuvar lilva masala

Other tuvar liva recipes from my co-bloggers Fresh Toor Curry  Fresh Tuvar Curry

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17 Comments
  1. Ruchisvegkitchen

    My family loves Lilva… So delicious curry. Will try this version too

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Ruchi.

      Reply
  2. Afroz

    I have never tried green pigeon peas. But looks like a tasty recipe. Would definitely search for it here in Qatar.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Afroz. I heard you get frozen ones also of this.

      Reply
  3. Seema

    I remember my mom making something similar… Will attempt when I get my hands on some of this.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Seema.

      Reply
  4. Pavani

    That is such a hearty and comforting winter dish. Looks great.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Pavani.

      Reply
  5. Nivedita Thadani

    Seasonal dish which cannot be missed. I love these anytime I get chance to eat. Surprisingly I never posted a single recipe on it. Thank you. Will prepare a dish and post it.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Nivedita

      Reply
  6. Jagruti

    I have never prepared Lilva curry in this version..sounds interesting

    Reply
  7. theyellowdaal

    Delicious looking curry. Might try it soon?

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Do try it Avin. Thanks for the visit.

      Reply
  8. mayurisjikoni

    I love lilva but usually prepare it with brinjal. I like your version of the curry…it looks very tempting.

    Reply
  9. Priya Suresh

    Wow, green pigeon curry, simply inviting, i can have this curry with some rotis.

    Reply
  10. Sapana Behl

    It must have tasted amazing with fresh tuvar. Looks yummy.

    Reply

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