Gujarati Dal Recipe, How to make Gujarati Toor Dal
Recipe type: Daal
Cuisine: Gujarati
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Serves: 2
Gujarati Toor Dal Recipe - A traditional sweet & tangy Gujarati recipe of pigeon pea (lentil) cooked in different Indian spices sweetened with jaggery.
  • Ghee: 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida (hing): 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds (rai): 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (jeera): 1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (methi): 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves (laung): 4 pieces
  • Ginger: 1 tsp chopped
  • Green chilies: 1/2 chili sliced
  • Curry leaves: 6 leaves
  • Kokam: 1/2 piece
  • Jaggery (gudd): 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Peanut: 1/3 cup
  • Toor dal (pigeon pea): 1/2 cup
  • Red chili powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/3 tsp
  • Lemon: 1 tbsp juice
  • Salt: 2 tsp or to taste
  • Water: 1 cup
  • Coriander (cilantro): 2 tbsp for garnish
  • Coconut: 1 tbsp for garnish
  1. Take 1/2 cup of toor dal in a bowl.
  2. Wash the dal in water for 2 to 3 times till its clear.
  3. Also you can soak the toor dal in water for 15 to 20 minutes to reduce the cooking time.
  4. Now take the washed toor dal in pressure cooker and place a stainless steel glass in between with peanuts inside. Add water in the glass full of peanuts too.
  5. Pressure cook both toor dal and peanuts for 10 minutes or 3-4 whistles.
  6. Blend the boiled toor dal with hand blender. Add water if required.
  7. Chop ginger, grate coconut and slice the green chilies. Also chop the tomatoes.
To Make Gujarati dal
  1. Heat a table spoon of ghee in a deep bottom non-stick pan.
  2. Once the ghee is hot add the mustard seeds (rai), cumin seeds (jeera), cloves (laung) and fenugreek seeds (methi).
  3. Once the mustard seeds starts fluttering add ginger, green chili and curry leaves and stir it.
  4. Now throw in chopped tomato, kokam and boiled peanut and cook till tomato become soft.
  5. Once all the ingredients mix well then add the boiled dal and stir it.
  6. Now add Indian dry spices like turmeric powder, red chili powder and jaggery and salt to taste. Simmer it for 3 minutes until it starts boiling.
  7. Once the dal starts boiling turn off the gas add the lemon juice and stir it.
  8. Garnish the Gujarati daal with grated coconut and freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  9. Gujarati toor dal is ready. Serve the gujarati dal along with steamed rice, phulka and gujarati sabzi like sev tamatar or vaal ki sabji.
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