Tasty Gujarati Dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 cups - toor dal
  • 12 - raw peanuts
  • 1 - small tomato, chopped
  • 4 pieces - dried kokum
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp - methi seeds (dried fenugreek)
  • 3 - cloves (lavang)
  • 6 - curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - ginger green chilli paste
  • A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • 3 tbsp - coriander, chopped
  • Sugar or jaggery to taste
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Tasty Gujarati Dal

  • Take the toor dal and pressure cook up to 5 whistles with a little extra water to make it soft.
  • Add the peanuts, jaggery and kokum in the cooker along with the dal.
  • Now heat oil in a saucepan, add some mustard, jeera seeds, black cloves and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • When the seeds start to splutter, add the cooked dal.
  • Use a hand blender to make a thick soup and add water to achieve the consistency you like.
  • Now add salt, sugar, lemon juice and all the dry spices.
  • Add curry leaves, chopped tomatoes, green chilli-ginger paste, half the chopped coriander and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Then lower the flame, cover partially and cook for another 8-10 mins.
  • Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves.
  • Serve the traditional gujarati dal with hot jeera rice.