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Gujarati Dal


Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal



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Sweet and tangy toor dal made Gujarati style with potatoes and peanuts. Tempered with loads of masalas and tomatoes for a mouth watering result.


  • For the dal:

    1 cup toor dal (Boiled with a little salt)

    2 tsp smashed ginger

    2 green chillies

    1 Tbsp jaggery

    3-4 pieces kokum

    1 Tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

    3-4 Tbsp peanuts

    2 potatoes, boiled, chopped

    Salt, to taste

    For the tempering:

    1 Tbsp ghee

    2 bay leaves

    3-5 round red chillies (Boria mirch)

    1 tsp cumin seeds

    1 tsp mustard seeds

    1 stick cinnamon

    3-4 cloves

    1/2 tsp meethi dana

    2 tsp kasoori methi

    3-4 curry leaves

    1 tomato, chopped

    1/2 tsp sugar

    Salt, to taste

    1 tsp turmeric

    1 1/2 tsp dhaniya powder

    Coriander leaves, to garnish


For the dal:

In a wok add the boiled toor dal with water.

Add the ginger, green chillies, jaggery, kokum, coriander leaves, peanuts, potatoes and salt.

Cover and let it simmer till starts to thicken a little bit.

For the tempering:

In a pan add ghee, bay leaves, boria mirch, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves, meethi dana, kasoori methi and curry leaves.

Add the tomatoes,sugar, salt, turmeric and coriander powder. Saute till tomatoes start to wilt a little bit.

Add this in the simmering dal. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


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Key Ingredients: Pigeon Pea, ginger, green chillies, jaggery, salt, coriander powder, coriander leaves, peanuts, potatoes, Sugar, clarified butter, bay leaf, red chilli, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves, fenugreek seeds, dried fenugreek leaves, curry leaves