Thursday, September 2, 2010

Gujarati Tuvar Dal

I love simple dals often and its one of my comforting food, this time i wanted to change my usual way of making dals and went for this simple, mildly sweet tuvar dal which tastes awesome with rice topped with ghee or either with pulkas or rotis..This tuvar dal goes for easy preparation and jaggery added finally in this dal change the taste of this dal completely...I loved this dal and am gonna prepare them often as everyone at home loved this slightly sweet dal..Sending this dal to Nayna's Flavours of Gujarat & to Susan's MLLA#27..

Gujarati Dal

1cup Toor dal
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Mustard seeds, cumin seeds
1tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Lemon juice
Jaggery (as per need)
Few curry leaves
1tbsp Coriander leaves (chopped)
Oil
Salt

Soak the toor dal in 3cups of water for an hour, add the turmeric powder,chopped ginger,chopped tomatoes, salt and 1tsp of oil to the soaked dals and cook them in pressure cooker or in vessel until they get well cooked, mash them completely..Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida powder, add this tempered spices to the cooked dal and cook them in simmer, immediately add the jaggery, curry leaves, cook for few minutes..finally add the lemon juice,chopped coriander leaves and put off the stove..

Enjoy with rotis or rice..

32 comments:

  1. Luv this simple daal recipe .....

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  2. never added jaggery in dhal! this looks truly delicious!!

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  3. I love the slight sweet n slight sour taste of this daal..looks awesome!!

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  4. what a color..adding jaggery to dhal sounds interesting!!

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  5. Simple and superb....lovely colour...

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  6. Wonderful thoor dal best for chapathi and rice. Adding lime and ginger sounds nice.

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  7. Love this dal....Nice tempting color...

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  8. Looks delicious! My kids love dal with paratha, tosai and idli. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. We can never have enough of varieties of this must-have-everyday dish. I used to love eating this dal and rice at a Gujarathi friend's place, absolutely yumm...

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  10. Very tempting, delicious-looking dal :-)

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  11. never tried dal using jagerry, sounds nice and the dal looks great and u have got a nice colur

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  12. Dhall looks really good Priya. As you said, its a comfort food for me too

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  13. Jaggery adds a nice twist,will do try next time!

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  14. lovely color of this simple yet delicious dal
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. love the dal and tempting colour,,,

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  16. Love dal in any form.Perfect with chapati:)

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  17. Comforting dish,nice and delicious with rice..

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  18. Comfort Dal looks so good Priya. Addition of jaggery and lemon juice wow want to really taste it !!

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  19. wow dal looks healthy & delicious ........

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  20. What a lovely dal!!! Adding jaggery must have surely given a unique taste!!!

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  21. Have been hearing a lot of guju food, oh yea addition of jaggery would be yum!

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  22. Hi Priya,

    I love to follow your recipes, just had a small question, when do you add the green chillies?

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  23. A touch of jaggery sounds just right. That little bit of sweet must change the whole flavor dynamic. I can smell all those spices and the curry leaves bubbling on the burner.

    Thanks for another wonderful MLLA recipe, Priya!

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