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Gujarati Dal (Lentil)

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Gujarati Dal

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


1 cup tuvar dal/toor dal(pigeon peas)

2 tablespoon gud(jaggery)

2 chopped green chillies

1 teaspoon ginger paste

2 tablespoon peanuts

¼ cup finely chopped tomatoes

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

2 teaspoon red chilly powder

1 teaspoon coriander cumin powder

For tempering

2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 big bay leaf

2-3 dry red chillies

2-3 cloves

7-8 curry leaves

1 inch cinnamon piece

A pinch of asafoetida

Coriander leaves for garnishing



Wash and soak toor dal for 10-15 minutes. Boil 2 glass of water and add toor dal. Pressure cook it for 3 whistles. Let it cool. Blend dal with a blender till it is totally smooth. 

Soak peanuts in water for 10-15 minutes. 

Take a pan, add dal, peanuts, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander cumin powder, jaggery, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger paste and boil it. If it is too thick then add 1 cup of water and boil it. 

Take another pan and heat oil. Add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, and let it crackle too. Add cloves, cinnamon, dry red chillies, bay leaf, curry leaves and in the end asafoetida. Add this to dal and let it simmer for about 5-7 minutes.

Add lemon juice and mix it well.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve it with rice.