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bele saaru recipe | togari bele saaru | tovve recipe | bele sambar

Karnataka style bele saaru recipe | Togari bele saaru | Tovve recipe



Karnataka Bele Saaru Recipe/ Dal Rasam Recipe/ Togari Bele Tove

Bele Saaru Recipe | Togari Bele Saaru | Tovve Recipe | Bele Sambar Recipe with detailed step by step photos.

Bele saaru recipe | bele Saru tovve recipe is a Karnataka recipe. Bele means dal, saaru means rasam, togari means toor dal in Kannada. Bele Saaru is also known as thogari/togari bele or tovve/toyi saaru.

It is quite different from our usual Tamil Nadu paruppu rasam recipe which basically needs rasam powder. Paruppu means dal in Tamil. I learned this recipe from my ammama (grandma). She is a great cook and my inspiration behind Pavi's Kitchen. 

She was born and brought up in Udipi and all of my traditional Karnataka recipes are taken from her cookbook. This recipe calls for toor dal and tomato as the main ingredients. In this recipe, we do not add tamarind pulp

Authentic Karnataka recipes include Southekayi Hasi Goju and  Pineapple/Ananas Sasive

Check out my Kosambari Recipes as well.

Our entire house smells so aromatic whenever she prepares this dal saaru, it is such a warm and comforting meal on any given day. Dal saaru can be prepared in a jiffy. It takes only 20 mins to prepare. You can have this tomato bele saaru with anna (rice) and any type of palya (dry curry). Alright, now let's get into the recipe.



Karnataka Bele Saaru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve Recipe


Recipe: Bele Saaru | Thogari Bele Tovve Saru | Dal Rasam | Bele Rasam | Tomato Bele Saaru.


Serves - 4
Cuisine - Indian
Region - Karnataka
Course - Soup/Rasam
Prep time - 5 min | Cook time - 20 min | Total time - 25 min
Author - Pavithra

Ingredients:

Bele/Toor dal - Half cup
Tomato - 1 big or 2 small
Turmeric - 1 pinch or 1/4 tsp
Green chili - 2
Water - 500 ml
Cilantro - 3 tbsp chopped 
Lemon - Half 
Ginger - 1-inch piece
Salt - 1 tsp / as per your taste.


Ingredients for seasoning:

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chili - 1
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Hing - 2 pinch



Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam


How to prepare bele saaru recipe:


1. Wash toor dal in water and soak for 10 mins. (Note: Soaking is optional. If you don't have time, feel free to omit this part).

2. Add soaked toor dal with water, roughly chopped tomatoes, a pinch of turmeric, 1-inch ginger, and a tsp of oil in a stainless steel container. Pressure cook it for 15 mins on a medium flame. (Note: Oil is added to prevent the overflow while pressure cooking).

3. Mash the cooked dal using a wooden mathu /churner or back of a ladle. (Note: Open the cooker lid only after the pressure is completely released).

4. keep the mashed dal container with enough water and add the required salt on a medium flame. 

5. Let it boil for 5 mins or until the froth appears on top. Turn off the flame once it is done.

6. Take a small pan and keep it on a medium flame. Add coconut oil, once it hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

7. Add cumin seeds and red chili. Saute for 30 seconds.

8. Add crushed ginger and curry leaves. (Note: You can add ginger at this stage in case if you forgot to add it along with the pressure cook ingredients).

9. Add hing/asafoetida and fry for 15 seconds. Then switch off the flame.

10. Carefully, pour the seasoning into the bele saaru.

11. Add some chopped cilantro/coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon for the flavor. (Note: Pour lemon juice only after you switched off the flame). Here you go... Our authentic bele saaru is ready to be served. 

How to make bele saaru recipe with step by step pictures:


1. Wash toor dal in water and soak for 10 mins. (Note: Soaking is optional. If you don't have time, feel free to omit this part).

2. Add soaked toor dal with water, roughly chopped tomatoes, a pinch of turmeric, 1-inch ginger, and a tsp of oil in a stainless steel container. Pressure cook it for 15 mins on a medium flame. (Note: Oil is added to prevent the overflow while pressure cooking).


Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam


3. Mash the cooked dal using a wooden mathu /churner or back of a ladle. (Note: Open the cooker lid only after the pressure is completely released).


Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam


4. keep the mashed dal container with enough water and add the required salt on a medium flame.


Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam


5. Let it boil for 5 mins or until the froth appears on top. Turn off the flame once it is done.


Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam



Let's learn how to make the seasoning. Don't skip this!!!


Ingredients for seasoning:

Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Red Chili - 1
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Hing - 2 pinch

Procedure:

1. Take a small pan and keep it on a medium flame. Add coconut oil, once it hot, add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.



Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


2. Add cumin seeds and red chili. Saute for 30 seconds.


Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


3. Add crushed ginger and curry leaves. (Note: You can add ginger at this stage in case if you forgot to add it along with the pressure cook ingredients).


Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


4. Add hing/asafoetida and fry for 15 seconds. Then switch off the flame.


Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


5. Carefully, pour the seasoning into the bele saaru.


Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


6. This is how bele saaru looks in the end. Our entire kitchen is filled with aroma:)


Karnataka Bele Saaru / Tovve Recipe / Dal Rasam


7. Add some chopped cilantro/coriander leaves and squeeze half a lemon for the flavor. (Note: Pour lemon juice only after you switched off the flame).


Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


Here you go... Our authentic bele saaru is ready to enjoy:) 


Karnataka Bele Saaru Recipe/ Dal Rasam Recipe/ Togari Bele Tove


Have a look at my delicious Karnataka style lunch thali. 
On my plate, anna saaru along with my spicy carrot palya/stirfry/poriyal), mosaru anna (curd rice / thayir sadham), and finally some lime pickle. So how is my South Indian Karnataka lunch thali? Do express your thoughts in the comment section. 


South Indian Veg Thali / Karnataka Bele Sarru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve


Health benefits of toor dal:


  • Rich in carbohydrates, folic acid, fiber, Iron.
  • Excellent source of protein.
  • Low glycemic index.
  • It helps with digestion.
  • Rich in micronutrients.
  • It gives a satiating feeling.


Check out my other Rasam varieties:

(Click the below recipes for the link).

Check out my stir fry or palya which goes well with bele saaru:







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Karnataka Bele Saaru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve Recipe


Learn how to make Karnataka Bele Saaru Recipe/ Dal Rasam / Togari Bele Tovve Recipe with step by step procedure. 



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4 Comments

  1. Hi Pavithra,
    Very nice recipe.Your way of presenting the recipe with colourful pics. demonstrating and explaining the procedure in a clear manner reveals your meticulous approach.
    Very neat display and eyes catching pics. Simply superb!

    Best Wishes.

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    1. Hi Mam, Thank you so much for your lovely comment and appreciation. Keep visiting Pavis Kitchen and thank you for your support :)

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