Gujarati dal

    I have had the popular sweet and spicy dal when I was in Gujarat for a few years. This dal along with  kadi (Gujarati kadi as sweet as the dal) is definitely present in all the dinner menus. I love the mild sweet taste along with the beautiful flavour of the whole spices. There are some days even now when I really feel like having this and it really goes well with jeera rice.

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Gujarati dal Yum
Course side dish

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Jaggery-1tbsp(powdered)
  2. Coriander leaves-for garnishing
  3. Cook the toor dal in a pressure cooker till really soft and mash it well. Keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds followed by all the whole spices.
  5. Next add the peanuts,chillies ,ginger and curry leaves. Add the tomatoes along with salt and cook well. Add turmeric powder ,amchoor powder and coriander powder.
  6. Mix in the cooked toor dal. Wash in the same vessel with a glass of water and pour the water into it. Add the tamarind pulp.
  7. Add in the jaggery and mix well. Allow the dal to boil for 4-5 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with hot rice.
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  1. Hamaree Rasoi

    Yummy ,flavory dal…

  2. I like this one too …looks yum

  3. Slurp, definitely a fingerlicking and super comforting dal.

  4. Sangeetha Nambi

    Tasty one Sowmya….

  5. jeyashrisuresh

    Nice and comforting dal

  6. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

    wow so so yumm dal dear… i always gr8 fan of dal…VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

  7. Very different from usual preparations indeed with the peanut and jaggery….

  8. I like that bit of sweet in the dish, but am not sure whether the others will. Will make it on those days when I have to make a meal just for myself. It does look so good.

  9. i have been wanting to try the Gujarathi dhal, but never got to do yet. yours looks very comforting.

  10. Yummy and comforting dal..Love to ahve with hot pulkas!!

  11. Hi new to your space. came via via and via. was looking at ur amazing recipes. i cant find follow button so i m subscribing to your sitethis gujarati dal is actually amazing, its bit sweet and bit spicy and yet yummy. now i know exactly what goes in this would love to try this methoddo visit my blog when you get time Today’s recipe dudhi with chana dalrandom ramblings

  12. ya found the follow button nowso following uguess i missed it first time

  13. Can imagine he taste :)!


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