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Toor/ Tuvar or Arhar Daal

Split Yellow Pigeon Peas

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Pronounced as: thoor/ thoo-vurr or urr-hurr
Toor/ Tuvar or Arhar Daal

Toor/ Tuvar or Arhar Daal - skin removed and split, yellow pigeon peas

© Petrina Verma Sarkar
Toor/ Tuvar or Arhar Daal is most commonly sold and cooked in its split, skinless form. With its skin on, it is a greenish-brown color and without its skin, yellow. Toor Daal looks a lot like Chana Daal but has smaller, more yellow-colored grains. It is especially popular in west and south India. It cooks quickly and does not require to be soaked in advance.
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