Hare Tuvar Ki Sabji is a dish made of green pigeon peas. Since green pigeon peas are primarily available in winter, this automatically creates a winter dish. It is an everyday recipe in Gujarat.

Hare Tuvar is green pigeon peas. It is the dominating ingredient in this recipe, hence Hare Tuvar ki sabji. Hare tuvar looks very similar to peas but is smaller and oval in shape and size.

This dish is mainly for the winter season. You can enjoy this dish with roti, chapati, or bread. It is one of the perfect recipes to enjoy for dinner during winter. Also, it doesn’t require too many ingredients.

Taste of Hare Tuvar Ki Sabzi

This dish does not have too many intense flavours. The taste is not spicy but more on the nutty side. Besides, we are also using peanut powder and coconut, so you will also experience crunchiness.

Apart from these, this dish also has a bit of intense flavour due to green garlic, asafoetida, and ginger. But that, too, is not overpowering. And a little bit of tanginess due to the lemon juice. And as for the spices, that is adjustable as per your taste.


We will be boiling the green pigeon peas first. Since we are not using a pressure cooker, we need to boil the peas first. Or else it will be harder for them to soften. Boiling will also eliminate the rawness in them. Then we’ll keep it for later use.

For Paste

The delightful green colour of the dish is due to the green paste we’ll be making for the dish. The coriander and green garlic are the ingredients providing the colour. And we are also grinding coconut, green chilli, ginger, and some water to add some flavours and make the paste.

Later, we will add the peanut powder to provide crunch and nuttiness to the dish and other powdered spices.

TR’s Extra Shots

  • Aroma – Adding curry leaves to the recipe while sauteeing will provide a great aroma to the dish.
  • Extra – Chopped coriander to the dish will give you a nice touch and look to the recipe.
  • Flavours – Chopped onions and garlic are great to add more flavours to the dish. Tomatoes are an option.
  • Spices – The spices are adjustable here. You can add more spices if you like that better.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to add more flavours to hare tuvar ki sabji?

If you think the flavours are mild for your taste buds, you can add chopped green garlic and chillies at the sautee ng stage. This will add both more flavours and aroma to the dish. And will enhance the taste of the dish immensely.

If you don’t want to do that, you can add green garlic while making the past. But it will be better if you saute it before grinding.

Can I make hare tuvar ki sabji as a curry that has gravy?

Definitely, this can be in a curry form. To do that you need to saute chopped onion. Later, add chopped tomatoes to make the curry base. Additionally, you can add multiple spices that will go well in the curry.

But remember to not overboil the peas. You will be requiring some crunch to it and they will be getting cooked later with the other ingredients. If overboiled, they will turn into mush.

Do I have to boil the peas beforehand?

Please do so. But if you lack the time or want to make the dish instant, you can just cook them in water after sauteeing ingredients along wi h spices. Then, cover it and let it cook. However, the peas may be less soft this way than the pre-boil version.

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