Organic Indian Toor Arhar Dal Split Yellow Peas
Toor dal yellow split peas have long been a diet staple in India since they were first cultivated here. Also called organic tuvar dal or dried pigeon peas, they provide a great source of fiber, protein, low-glycemic carbohydrates
and important vitamins and minerals to either vegetarian or non-vegetarian cooking.
Indian Toor dal are split yellow peas and a popular ingredient in many staple Indian dishes: Puran poli, Sambar and many Gujarati recipes. Try our Certified Organic Arhar Dal in an assortment of favorite recipes including:
- Bean Burgers
- Bean Spreads
Q. My Toor Dal isn't mushy? Why?
A. Unlike mung dal or masoor dal, toor dal doesn't really break down. It gets tender, but it won't get mushy or break down like the other lentils. If you've ever used French green lentils (the big green ones), they are the same way. If you want them to be mushy, you'd have to blend them. Otherwise, they hold their shape.
Additionally, be sure to cook them in plain water with no added salt or anything acidic which could prevent the dal from becoming more tender.
Other things to try for more tender dal include soaking in boiling water and letting it sit for an hour off the heat before cooking as normal. Or you could also try cooking in a pressure cooker after soaking.