Sunday, 16 November 2014

Tuvar Na Dana Nu Shaak

Tuvar Na Dana nu shaak made this way, is a famous sabji of Surat, and it tastes superb. It gives the true taste of the traditional homemade sabji made at home.
In Gujarati it is known as tuvar dana / Lilva, in Marathi its Turiche Dane, in Tamil its called Thuvara and in English its called pigeon peas. It is usually available in season around October to December.
This sabji goes well with roti, parata and best with Khichdi.

Tuvar Dana / Lilva / Pigeon Peas 1 cup
Brinjal 3, small variety
Tomato 1/2 , chopped
Green chili paste 1 tsp
Ginger paste 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Red chili powder 1 tsp
Water 1/2 cup
Oil 2 tbsp
Freshly chopped coriander leaves few

Wash tuvar dana and keep ready.
Wash the brinjal, cut its stem and slit from the centre, and cut it into cubes and keep it in a bowl of water. 

In a pressure cooker, heat oil. Once heated, add mustard seeds. As it crackles add asafoetida. Now add tomato, just mix once and add tuvar dana and brinjal {discard the water in which the brinjal  was added} and mix well.

Now add green chili paste, ginger paste, salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and give a stir.

Now add 1/2 cup water, stir and close the cooker and cook for 4 - 5 whistles in slow flame. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker transfer to a bowl.

Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. 

Sending this post to Cook With Green announced at Merry Tummy Event.


  1. A new & interesting shaak recipe................must try.

    1. Ya, its a traditional shaak. Do try.

  2. Heavenly and honestly, I couldn't take my eyes off the dish. Thank you. Must try for our vegetarian meal.

    1. Oh your comments gives me an immense pleasure and happiness, as this dish is our traditional one. Thanks a lot...

  3. Btw, following you on blogger. Appreciate the same and thanks.

  4. Sabji looks great,will try,nice clicks

  5. Looks like a healthy and delicious dish!

  6. As a Indian male grew up in 80s we all know how good (read BAD ;) cooks we are then I stumbled upon this recipe! And I can honestly claim myself a very good chef after making thi dish!!!! ���� I cant believe it is so simple yet so delicious and good looking it turned out! BIG thank you!!!!


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