Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gujarati Dal

Well I am from Gujarat and as you all know Gujju add sugar or jiggery in their food but I don't like to add sweet in my dishes, I like spicy food, so even when I am posting dish which require sugar or jiggery in it , I write it but I don't add it in my food. Just to give you perfect recipe I write it.  But this is THE dal which I like it as it is. It is sweet and sour and the more you boiled it , it gives its best taste.  In my house my huby also don't like Guajarati food specially added sweet in it so I don't make this dal often, when he is out of town or he is not going to have diner, I make this for me and kids. so one day I had that chance and I grab it. Dal is very simple , only ingredients goes in tadka or tempering make this dal special.

Ingredients :

1 cup tuver dal (spilt pigeon peas)
2 tsp. raw peanuts
2 seedless dates
1 tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp. grated jaggery
1 tsp. lime juice
1 tsp. ginger grated
2 slit green chilies
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. red chili powder
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves chopped to garnish

Tempering :

2 tsp. oil
1 tsp. each mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds
6-7 curry leaves
2 cloves
1" piece dalchini (cinnamon)
1 bay leaf (tejpatta)
2 dry red chilies
pinch of hing
4 to 5 kokum soaked


Wash the dal and add 2 cups of water , peanuts and dates and pressure cook for 2-3 whistle.
Open it when its cool and mashed it so there is no whole dal in it. dal has to be liquid consistency.
Heat the big pot , add oil in it.
Add mustard seeds, jeera and when its crackle add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilies, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf, hing. Mix well and sauté on medium flame for few seconds.
Add boiled dal with one and 1/2 cups of water, kokum, tomatoes, jaggery, red chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger and green chilies. Mix well.
Bring it to boil and simmer for 10 to 15 on medium to low flame.
Garnish with coriander and lime juice and serve hot with rice.

Serve hot with just plain rice. Perfect for cozy lunch. When its cold, its get thicker, so just add little water and heat up again and it taste better.

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  1. Loved the addition of kokum to the dal Linsy.. Looks yummy.. For me, it is definitely a 5-star dish.. Please collect your ABC Award from me dear...

  2. Linsy this such a new combination dal,kokum,dates and jaggery together.Sounds interesting.

  3. A protein rich dal!!! I simply love this... After a 'Gujju' dish :)

  4. Sour sweet flavors are the perfect for my palates. That tempering with the spices, another round of more spicy flavors. Comfort in a plate all the way.

  5. delicious finger licking yummy dal.

  6. That's comfort food.. Simple & tasty !

  7. My favorite Dal but with sweetness....your dal looks tempting...

  8. very interesting recipe..can't wait to giv a try now
    Tasty Appetite

  9. Very Temting, delicious and flavourful Dal Linsy!!!

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  11. Love this,this is osaman rite

  12. My fav kind of daal. My close friend is a gujju and I make her cook for me whenever we meet up. :o)

  13. Love this tangy,mildly sweet dal..

  14. traditional style of the way its done

  15. Dal looks delicious, love this tangy and sweet dal.

  16. delicious dal n thks for stopping by :-)

  17. hea;thy vth hot rice.

  18. Interesting and unusual lentil recipe, sounds wonderful with all these flavors.

  19. Dal looks siply fab.. sweet and sour.. just the way I like it :)

  20. Love all Gujarati food.... Dal looks so yummy....

  21. My comfort food!! piping hot daal-bhaat with a spoon of ghee!!

  22. very yummy and delicious dal :) love this katta meetha version :)

  23. simple, homey and very comforting!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!


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