Green Tuvar Ghassi/Lilva gassi/curry


I happened to buy a lot of Fresh Tuvar from the local market recently. They were fresh and quite nominally priced too.I wanted to cook this recipe since i hadn't cooked this at all. This recipe was a regular at my mother's place,She says that she learnt it when she was at Mangalore,.This is a very tasty and a healthy recipe, Avery easy one to prepare too:-)Called up my mother for the recipe and here it is:-


Fresh tuvar/Lilva 1 cup

Tamarind size of a small lemon

Oil 2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves 1 string

Salt to taste


Coconut 3 tbsp(Fresh grated)

Red chillies 4 to 5

Coriander seeds 3tsp

Cumin seeds 2tsp

Pepper corns 1 tsp


Cook the Tuvar in the cooker till soft( 3 whistles)

Soak the tamarind in water for a while , squeeze it, strain and set aside. (when in hurry i just microwave it for 30 secs)

Dry roast all the ingredients under PASTE except coconut. Add coconut and grind in a mixture with a little water to form a smooth paste

In a pan add a tsp of oil and add mustard seeds.

When the mustard starts to splutter, add the cooked Tuvar and fry for a minute

Add the reserved tamarind water with turmeric powder

Add the necessary salt and a string of fresh curry leaves

When it starts boiling add the ground paste and let it boil for another 10 minutes in medium flame till it forms a uniform mixture

Transfer to a bowl. Best served warm with rice or chapathi

Sending this healthy dish to My Legume Love Affair # 29 Hosted by Lisa's Kitchen and started by Susan Of The well-Seasoned Cook

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