Gujarati Dal, likewise mainstream as “Khatti Meethi Daal” is a sound dish ready from tuvar dal (toor dal/arhar dal/pigeon pea lentils) and numerous Indian flavors. In Gujarati cooking, it is a piece of the ordinary supper and its taste is somewhat sweet, and sharply contrasted with some other Indian dals. Figure out how to make valid Gujarati-style daal for lunch with this simple bit-by-bit photograph formula.
- 1 cup split pigeon peas tuver dal or toor dal
- 4 to 5 pieces kokum or use lemon juice or tamarind, see substitutes in my notes below
- 3 tbsp brown sugar or jaggery
- 1 Serrano chili or to taste
- 1 tsp ginger grated
- 3 tbsp peanuts raw
- 2 tbsp ghee use coconut oil or canola oil to keep it vegan
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/8 tsp fenugreek seeds optional
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chili powder or to taste
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- big handful chopped cilantro
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Rinse the pigeon peas in cold water until the water runs clear (about three times).
If using a pressure cooker: cook the pigeon peas and the kokum with 2 1/2 cups water for 20 minutes.
If you don’t have a pressure cooker: In a large pot (I use my Dutch oven), boil the pigeon peas and kokum in 6 cups water for about 90 minutes, until the peas are soft. (This may take longer if your peas are old. Just cook until the peas have softened.) Keep an eye on the water level. You will probably need to keep adding water. If the water runs low, just add enough so that the water covers the dal but not too much.
Once the dal is cooked, add 3 cups of water, brown sugar, green chili, ginger, peanuts, and salt. Bring to a boil.
While the dal is boiling, work on the “vaghaar” (tempering). In a small saucepan, heat the 2 tbsp of ghee or oil. When the oil starts to shimmer, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds. Let cook for about 10 seconds. There should be a lot of sizzling and popping.
Add the turmeric and chili powder to the hot oil, stir, and immediately pour into the lentils.
Let the lentils continue to boil for at least 15 minutes. You can boil for up to 45 minutes. Just make sure to add water if you boil longer. The water should just cover the lentils.
Turn off heat. Stir in the cilantro. Serve warm with rice.
Notes It is said that the more extended the dal is heated up, the better it is. So assuming you need your flavors to be truly all around coordinated, heat up the dal for more. Kokum is accessible at Indian stores and on the web. Yet, on the off chance that you don't have it close by and need to make this dal, it is no issue. You can substitute lemon juice, tamarind, or even tomatoes. In the case of utilizing lemon juice, add 2 tbsp of lemon juice toward the end after you've wound down the warmth. In the case of utilizing tamarind, drench a 1-inch estimated ball in 1/4 cup of warm water for around 20 minutes. Add this water to the dal after the dal with the ginger and green chilies. You can likewise utilize tomatoes, however attempt to utilize some that are tart (instead of sweet ones like Roma). Add around 1/2 cup of slashed tomatoes to the dal when you add the ginger and green chilies.