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Tuvar dana bhaat

Tuvar Dana Bhaat / Pigeon Peas Rice

Tuvar Dana Bhaat / Pigeon Peas Rice is a simple and delicious rice made along with fresh tuvar dana (green pigeon peas) and spices. It is enjoyed plain or can be accompanied with gujarati kadhi or curd, papadum, salad and pickle. It is very quick and easy to make and can be served for a quick weeknight meal.  It is vegan.
Course dinner, Main Course, roz ka khana
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Keyword dinner, easy, pigeonpeas, quick, rice, roz ka khana, tuvar, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 259kcal


  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 dry red chili
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder or as per spice level needed
  • 1/2 cup fresh green tuvar dana fresh green pigeon peas. I have used the frozen fresh tuvar dana
  • 1 cup basmati rice washed and soaked for half hour
  • 2 cup water
  • salt as per taste


  • In a pressure cooker pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and when they crackle add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, dry red chili and asafoetida. 
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  • Add chopped onion and saute.
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  • Saute the onions till translucent and then add ginger garlic paste. Saute for few seconds.
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  • Add turmeric powder and red chili powder and saute for few more seconds.
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  • Add the fresh tuvar dana (fresh pigeon peas) and mix well.
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  • Saute.
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  • Add the soaked and drain rice and saute for a minute.
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  • Add water and salt and mix well. Cover the lid and pressure cook the rice for 4 high whistles and 2 low whistle.
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  • Let the pressure cooker cool by itself and then open the lid. The tuvar dana bhaar / pigeon peas rice is ready.
    Tuvar dana bhaat
  • Serve the rice plain or with yogurt/buttermilk/gujarati kadhi and papad, pickle and salad. 
    Tuvar dana bhaat


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.9mg