Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gujarati Dal From Sukham Ayu~~ IC Challenge

Eventhough Srivalli choosed bit late our this month Indian Cooking Challenge i can definitely say it was an excellent choice, yep she went for an easy,delicious,comforting,interesting and truly a new dal which goes for dried dates and my favourite veggies yam and drumstick, i tried out twice this dal and they tastes truly tremendous along with rice and crispy dosas eventhough i loved them with rotis..This dal tastes absolutely quite different from the usual dal, this dal is choosed from Prathibha and Jigyasa's second book called Sukham Ayu, thanks a lot ladies without u guys i never would have tasted this delicious dal...Actually this dish called for dried dates,kokum,yam and drumsticks but i never get here those dried dates and kokam and finally prepared this delicious dal with pitted dates and used tamarind extract instead of kokum also deduced the quantity of jaggery used in this dal,else i followed exactly as the original recipe went for..

Gujarati Dal

3/4cup Toor dal
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tbsp Tamarind extract
1/4tsp Jaggery
4nos Pitted dates (chopped)
2nos Drumsticks(cut as pieces)
Few raw groundnuts
5nos Yam (cubed)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger (grated)
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Roasted cumin powder
1/4tsp Garam masala
Few coriander leaves

For Tempering:
1tsp Ghee
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Cumon seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
A pinch Asafoetida powder
Few curry leaves

Wash and cook the toor dal with enough water, turmeric powder and oil in pressure cooker for 3 whistles, once the pressure gets released, churn the dal well...In a heavy bottomed pan transfer the dal,add the cubed yam, drumstick pieces,pitted and chopped dates, groundnuts,slit opened green chillies, jaggery,tamarind extract,salt,coriander powder, cumin powder along with enough water and cook in medium flame until the veggies get well cooked..

Finally temper all the spices in ghee and add to the cooking dal,cook for few minutes..put off the stove, now add the garam masala and chopped coriander leaves..Enjoy with rice,rotis or with dosas...


  1. i just made this today but loved seeing it again here...looks delicious priya...

  2. I am trying this tomorrow for lunch Priya. Your photograph has convinced me.
    But i will use kokum instead of tamarind.

  3. Daal is looking yum priya..I too enjoyed a lot making this.

  4. The dal looks fingerlicking. Yummy with rice.

  5. This is new to me and I really need to try this one. That looks great!

  6. wow! Dal with yam and dates sounds so rich. It must have been great!

  7. Bookmarked .. anything from Sukham Ayu should be prepared !!

  8. This looks very yummy...I would love to try them with some bread.

  9. this dal is yumm with drumsticks N all

  10. looks so yummy and delicious..have to try this soon..thanks for sharing!

  11. very pretty picture... I still remember the aroma of this daal cooking in all the neighbours' houses in the morning in Ahmedabad!

  12. wow that looks very creamy and am going to try this soon

  13. wow that looks very creamy and am going to try this soon

  14. wow that looks very creamy and am going to try this soon

  15. wow that looks very creamy and am going to try this soon

  16. Dal looks so yummy and soothing. Wonderful recipe.
    Will definitely try your method out.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. I love the sweet n sour taste of this dal..the bowl look very appetizing ..

    US Masala

  18. Like that dal.....dried dates in dal never heard before, feel like tasting it now...

  19. This is absolutely new to me...
    Thanks for sharing...

  20. This dal is packed with all flavours..I often prepare this at home but never used dates and veggies with it..

  21. I shall try and see if I can make it today..yours look very yummy

  22. Looks good. We too liked Srivalli's choice for this month's ICC.

  23. Gosh Priya!! The dal looks super tempting and comforting :)

  24. This looks and sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  25. This is certainly a dish that I would love to try, although I would not be able to tackle it!
    Looks colorful, and droolworthy!

  26. It looks absolutely drool worthy!!! Truely a must 'EAT'!

  27. Gujarathi dal looks delicious.

  28. wow Priya you got a nice yello color look s delicious.Yes We enjoyed it

  29. Dal looks so yummy and wonderful...

  30. Dal is an all time favorite. Looks yum!


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