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Lili tuvar nu shak | Tuvar na dana nu shak | surti lili tuvar nu shak | how to make fresh green tuvar sabji

Tuvar Na Dana nu shak is a traditional Gujarati sabji made using fresh pigeon peas, special green masala, and regular Indian spices. It is frequently made during winter when pigeon pea is easily available in the market. It is a very quick and easy-to-make recipe. Enjoy tuvar dana nu shak with roti or puri for lunch or dinner.

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Lili tuvar nu shak | Tuvar na dana nu shak | surti lili tuvar nu shak | how to make fresh green tuvar sabji

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


To boil tuvar dana

  • 250 grm or 1.5 cup fresh tuvar dana
  • 2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp sugar

for green masala

  • ¼ cup white part of green garlic
  • ½ cup fresh coconut
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 3 green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 tbsp coarse peanut powder
  • 2 tbsp coarse white sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

For tuvar dana shak

  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • Pinch of hing
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp green chilli paste
  • Boiled tuvar dana
  • Green masala paste
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped green garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • In a pan, boil 2 cups of water and add fresh tuvar dana, salt, turmeric powder and sugar. Boil tuvar dana till it becomes soft.
  • In a mixture jar, add the white part of green garlic, fresh coconut, chopped coriander leaves, green chilli and ginger. Add little water and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • Add grinded paste into mixing bowl, also add coarse peanut powder, coarse white sesame powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well. The green paste is ready.
  • Heat oil in pan, add ajwain, hing and cumin seeds. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add garlic paste, ginger paste and green chilli paste. Sauté it.
  • Add boiled tuvar dana and sauté in oil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the green masala paste and mix well.
  • Add ½ water and cover and cook shak for 2-3 minutes till oil separates from the masala.
  • Then add garam masala, sugar, coriander leaves and a green part of green garlic. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice. Mix well
  • Serve lili tuvar nu shak with roti or paratha and salad.


  • add sugar while boiling tuvar dana helps to retain its green color.
  • boil green tuvar dana on medium flame.
  • cover and cook gravy till oil separates.
  • sugar gives a nice flavor to shaak.
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