1. Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal A Staple Dish In Every Gujarati Home Is Made From Pigeon Pea Lentils. It Has A Sweet, Sour, Spicy Taste And Is Absolutely Delicious. Friends And Family Love This Simple And Yet Delectable Dish And Crave To Have More As They Relish It Like A Soup. One Of The Ways We Savor This At Home Is To Have It Over A Hot Bowl Of Rice Topped With Ghee And A Green Vegetable. Another Top Favorite At Home Is To Serve It Along With Bharelu Bhinda Nu Shaak Or Fansi Dhokli Nu Shaak.

:: Makes ::

3 - 4 Servings

:: Ingredients ::

½ Cup Yellow Split Pigeon [toor Dal]


½ Teaspoon Mustard Seeds

½ Teaspoon Cumin Seeds

3-4 Curry Leaves, Finely Chopped

1 Teaspoon Finely Grated Ginger

¼ Cup Finely Chopped Tomatoes

2 Kokums Or 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1 Inch Long Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Asafoetida Powder

½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder

½ Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder

1 Tablespoon Skinned Peanuts

2 Tablespoons Jaggery

1 Tablespoon Oil

1 Tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves

salt To Taste

:: Method ::

Cook The Pigeon Peas In 2 Cups Of Water Until Soft And Tender*. While The Lentil Is Still Hot Whisk Until It Blends To A Smooth Liquid With No Lumps.

Heat Oil In A Pan On Medium Heat; Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Curry Leaves, Ginger, Cinnamon Stick And Allow It To Crackle. Stir In The Tomatoes, Turmeric Powder, Asafoetida, Red Chilli Powder And Sauté Until The Tomatoes Are Soft And Tender. Now Add The Whisked Lentil, Salt, Jaggery, Kokum, Peanuts And Approximately One Cup Of Water. Once The Mixture Comes To A Roaring Boil, Turn The Heat To Low And Simmer For 10 To12 Minutes. Turn Off The Heat And Stir In The Chopped Coriander Leaves And Serve Hot.

Note: The Gujarati Dal After Preparation Should Be Of Pouring Consistency. The Amount Of Water You Add Depends On The Amount Of Water That Was Left Back When You Cooked The Lentil.

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