Gujarati Dal Recipe

I have been fond of Gujarati food since childhood because my mom often prepares delicious Churma Ladoos, sweet-sour Gujarati Kadhi, sweet-spicy Gujarati Dal, spicy-tangy Sev Tameta nu Shaak, Rotla and spongy Dhokla at home. I have taken this Gujarati Dal Recipe from my mother. I hope you like it 🙂

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Gujarati Dal Recipe

Gujarati Dal Recipe
Recipe Type: Main Course
Cuisine: Gujarati
Author: Shradha
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1/2 cup Toor/ Arhar Dal
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated/ Adrak
  • 2 green chillies/ Hari Mirch or as per taste chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder/ Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder/ Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 medium sized Tomato/ Tamatar chopped
  • 8-10 curry leaves/ Kadi patta
  • 2 pieces of Amsul/Kokam
  • 11/2 to 2 tbsp of jaggery/ Gud
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder/ Haldi
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds/ Rai
  • 2 dry red chillies/ Sukhi Lal Mirch
  • A generous pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing
  • 3/4 tsp Salt/ Namak or as per taste
  • 3 cups of Water/ Paani or as required
  • Chopped Coriander leaves/ Dhaniya Patta for garnishing

Step by Step Instructions for preparing Gujarati Dal

  1. Wash the Dal thoroughly 2-3 times and pressure cook in 2 cups of water with turmeric for 6-7 minutes.
  2. Once the cooker cools down, take out the Dal, add a cup of water to it and blend it with a hand blender or Ravai.
  3. Add ginger, green chillies, cumin powder, coriander powder, 4-5 curry leaves, Amsul/Kokam, Jaggery and Salt.
  4. Boil the Dal with all these ingredients for about 8-10 minutes on low to medium flame.
  5. For preparing the tempering/ tadka heat Ghee in a tadka pan.
  6. Once the ghee is hot, add mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  7. Immediately pour this tempering in the boiling Dal. Cover with a lid immediately so that the aroma of the tempering gets mixed with the Dal.
  8. Boil the Dal for a couple of minutes more.
  9. Switch off the gas flame and garnish with coriander leaves.

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