Gujarati Dal Recipe

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Gujarati Dal
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

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

Ingredients of Gujarati Dal

  • 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

How to Make Gujarati Dal

For the dal:
1.In a wok add the boiled toor dal with water.
2.Add the ginger, green chillies, jaggery, kokum, coriander leaves, peanuts, potatoes and salt.
3.Cover and let it simmer till starts to thicken a little bit.
For the tempering:
1.In a pan add ghee, bay leaves, boria mirch, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cloves, meethi dana, kasoori methi and curry leaves.
2.Add the tomatoes,sugar, salt, turmeric and coriander powder. Saute till tomatoes start to wilt a little bit.
3.Add this in the simmering dal. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
4.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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