Friday, 13 September 2013

Gujarati Dal - Toor Dal Cooked in Gujarati Flavours

Gujarati Dal - Toor Dal Cooked in Gujarati Flavours, I prepared this dal as part of the Thali Meal that I made.


Toor Dal 1 cup
Peanuts 2 tbsp
Tomato 1
Jaggery 2 tbsp
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green Chilli 1
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Date Syrup 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp


Ghee (clarified butter) 1 tbsp (skip for vegan version)
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Clove 2
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Hing a little
Dry Red Chili 1
Curry Leaves few

Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the toor dal with enough water. Let it cool and then grind into a smooth paste.

2. Boil the peanuts in some water for 10 min till it is cooked.

3. Heat oil and ghee in pan. Add the mustard seeds.

4. When it sputters, add the clove, cinnamon, hing, red chillies and curry leaves.

5. When it sizzles, add the toor dal along with tomato, jaggery, chopped ginger, chopped green chilli, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.

6. Add some water as needed to adjust consistency.

7. The original recipe called for 2-3 dates as well. I did not have any. So I added a tbsp of Date syrup.

8. Bring to boil and simmer for a few minutes.

9. Switch off. Add the lemon juice. 

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