Gujarati Dal

This tasty dal belongs to Archana's who blogs at Archana's Kitchen


1 cup cooked red gram dal
1 medium size tomato chopped into small pieces
1 green chilli
1 tsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp skinned groundnuts
2 tsp lemon juice
A bit of jaggery

To temper
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
A piece of cinnamon
Few curry leaves

To garnish
Finely chopped coriander leaves

Heat oil, add the tempering and when it splutters add the turmeric powder, tomato, red chilli powder, asafoetida and cook till tomato is soft.

Add the cooked and mashed dal,green chilli, ginger paste, salt, jaggery, peanuts and some water and cook for five minutes. Add the lemon juice and mix well.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with hot rotis or rice.

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Sagari said...

nice dal recipe ,got to try this soon

Archana Doshi said...

Thanks EC. Glad you liked it!

Raks said...

Groundnuts in dal sounds very new to me! Looks very nice EC:)

Coin genius said...

adding peanuts is a new one EC..have to try this dal

Asha said...

Looking at it makes you feel good!:))

Kalai said...

Have never tried peanuts in dal. Must make it rich and delcious! Looks great! :)

Finla said...

Yumm i love dal.
With rice i think they are delicious.

Laavanya said...

This sounds different and delicious... red gram = masoor dhal right?

Laavanya said...

This sounds different and delicious... red gram = masoor dhal right?

Dhivya said...

Adding peanut sounds great...yummy dish

Pooja said...

lovely that you made Gujarti Dal EC.
you madei t perfectly , "a bit of Jaggery" , - that is exactly differentiates it from other version of dals .
We amde it for all our meals in Gujarat. just a thing is we normally make it much thiner not much thick . thats the way we make it and like it too .
thanks a lot for sharing it Dear.

Seena said...

Nice recipe..

EC said...

@ Sagari, Seena...thanks, do try out and let me know

@ Archana...thanks, keep sharing such good food recipes

@ Raks Kitchen, Lavanya, Kalai,Dhivya ...thanks, i tried it for the first time too.

@ Asha, Happy Cook, Pooja...thanks

@ Laavanya...thanks, no red gram dal is tur dal or tuvaram paruppu

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