Gujarati Dal is a very delicious and healthy dish prepared from toor dal and Indian spices. This dal is a staple and comfortable food at Gujarati meal. Its simple and easy to make. This goes well with hot steaming rice or rotis. Lets look at the steps to make this Gujarati dal.
Preparation Time : 5 mints | Cooking Time : 20 mints | Serves : 2 - 3
Ghee - 1 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Cumin seeds - 1 tspn
Hing - pinch
Red Chili - 1
Curry leaves - few
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder - 1 tspn
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1 chopped
G. Chili - 3 slitted
Ginger - 1 tbspn chopped
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Salt - to taste
Jaggery - 1 tbspn
Coriander leaves - 2 tbspn chopped
Lemon Juice - as needed
1. Wash and pressure cook the dal for 3 whistles. When the pressure is fully released, mash the dal nicely. In a kadai,add a cup of water,turmeric powder, green chili, tomato, ginger and mix well.
2. Keep this in medium flame for 5 - 7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small pan, heat the ghee. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. and allow it to sputter. Then add the red chili, curry leaves, hing and red chili powder. Turn off the flame. After 7 mints, add the cooked dal, salt, jaggery to the boiled mixture and stir well.
3. Cook it for another 5 minutes. then add the tempering to the cooking dal and stir well. Cook for another 3 minutes , add coriander leaves and then switch off the flame. Finally add lemon juice before serving.
Gujarati Dal ready to serve..!!