Gujrati Daal (Gujraate Dal )

Written By Lucy Pinder on Sunday, January 16, 2011 | 5:38 AM


1 cup split red gram lentil (arhar dal)
1 tsp mustard seeds (raai)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
7-8 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 cloves (laung)
1 piece cinnamon stick (dalchini)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp salt (namak)
2 green chilly (hari mirch)
few coriander leaves (dhania patti)
1/2 cup tamarind (imli) water
1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

How to make gujarati dal:
  • Soak gram lentil in water foe 1/2 an hour.
  • Then cook with salt, turmeric in a pressure cooker.
  • Crush cloves and cinnamon sticks.
  • Finely chop green chilies and coriander leaves.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and put cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida in it.
  • When mustard seeds crackles put curry leaves in it.
  • Then add green chillies and coriander powder and cook.
  • Add cloves and cinnamon stick along with boiled gram lentil.
  • After few minutes add tamarind water and sugar.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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