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Dalitoy Recipe

Dalitoy is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 cup - toovar dal (cover with water, add 1/2 tsp Turmeric and cook until the lentils are quite mushy)
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp - vegetable oil, like canola
  • A generous pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp - Coconut shreds (optional)
  • 10 Curry leaves (optional)
  • Juice of a Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Dalitoy:

    1. Heat the oil and add mustard seeds and asafoetida.
    2. When the seeds splutter, add the curry leaves and red chillies. Stir fry for a couple of seconds.
    3. Add the cooked dal and enough water to get a fairly watery consistency. A dalitoy is typically quite thin, although you could make it thicker if you prefer it.
    4. Bring the dal to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for another 10 minutes.
    5. Add the coconut shreds and salt to taste.
    6. Turn off the heat.
    7. Garnish with some fresh coriander, if you like.
    8. Recipe Courtesy: Holy Cow Vegan


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