Sunday, January 11, 2015

Gujarati Dal گجراتی دال

Gujarati Dal is a sweet and sour taste dal usually served with boiled rice. Gujrarati people community use it as a staple food.  Burns Road Karachi is famous for Gujarati Memoni Dal Chawal.  Khatti Meethi Gujarati Dal is a tangy and Delicious dish.

Gujarati Dal
گجراتی دال
  • Tur Dal (Arhar Ki Dal)     100g
  • Tomatoes  chopped 2
  • Peanut raw 2 tablespoon
  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped 2
  • Lemon Juice 1 tablespoon
  • Tamarind pulp  1 tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Jaggery (Gurr)  2 tablespoon
Tadka/Tarka Ingredients:
  • Oil 2 tablespoon
  • Kadhi Patta  10
  • Mustard seed  1 teaspoon
  • Red Chiilies whole 5
  • Cumin seed whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fenugreek seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cloves 5
  • Cinnamon sticks 2
  • Bay leaves  2
  • Boil Tur dal in enough water on low flame till tender, it takes 3-4 hours.
  • When dal is fully tender add tomatoes, peanuts, ginger, spices and jaggery.
  • Continue to cook for 30 more minutes add some water during cooking.
  • Now add lemon juice, tamarind pulp and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Adjust gravy consistency, should be thin, by adding water and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and simmer.
  • Now Applying Tadka/Tarka....
  • Heat oil in a frying pan.
  • Add mustard when pop, add cumin , fenugreek seeds, cloves, cinnamon, bay and kadhi patta leaves, and red chillies.
  • After frying for few seconds pour over prepared dal.
  • Delicious Gujarati Dal is ready.
  • Serve with boiled rice, papad and pickle.