Feb 15, 2011

Gujarati Dal From Sukham Ayu For Indian Cooking Challenge

Gujarati dal... that is the recipe for this month s Indian Cooking Challenge. This recipe was choosen by Sri valli from Jigyasa Giri& Pratibha two proud Authors of The Ayurvedic cook book-Sukham Ayu,Which is the winner of the 2nd place for best health and Nutrition book in the World 2009.This Gujarati dal recipe is from there book,In this book they give many healthy recipes and Ayurvedic tips too.Thanks to both of them for sharing this recipe with us and big thank to Sri valli for choosing this delicious recipe.


Comming to the recipe Gujarati dal is a simple and little sweet and tangy lentil curry which is a perfect combination with rice and roti .This recipe contains drumstick and yam,kokam since I am living in Libya here I don't get those ingredients so I skiped them and just fallowed the recipe and here I go....
Split red gram/red lentils/Toor dal -- 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder -- 1/2 tea sp
Few drops of oil
Drumstick -- 2 cut in to 3 inch pieces(I didn't use this)
Yam --- 4-5 pieces i inch pieces(I didn't use this)
Hard dry dates --- 4
Raw Groundnuts --- 1 tab sp
Green chillies -- 4 slit
Ginger -- 1 inch piece grated
Soft dry Kokam -- 4-5 pieces or tamarind pulp 2 tab sp (I used tamarind pulp)
Jaggery --- 1 tab sp
Coriander powder -- 1 tea sp
Roasted cumin powder -- 1/2 tea sp
Garam masala -- 1/4 tea sp
Coriander leaves -- 1tab sp chopped
Salt --- 1 tea sp or according to your taste.


For Seasoning :---

Ghee -- 1 tea sp
Mustard seeds -- 1/2 tea sp
Fenugreek seeds -- 1/4 tea sp
Cumin seeds --1/2 tea sp
Dry red chilies -- 2 broken
Asafoetida -- a pinch
Curry leaves --- 1Spring.
1. Wash and soak dal in enough water for half an hour then add turmeric powder and oil to dal and cook till dal become soft.
If you would like to cook it in a preasure cooker then cook the dal for 2-3 whistles.
2.Remove the dal from heat and mash well.
3. By the time soak dry dates in hot water for 10 minutes
4. In a other pan take drumstick pieces,yam pieces add 1 cup of water and cook till the vegetables are tender.
5.Now add mashed dal to the vegetables fallowed by all other ingredients exept garam masala,coriander leaves and seasoning .
6.Add 1 cup water and cook in a low flame for 15 more minutes stir in between.
7.At the same time heat ghee in a small pan add mustard seeds,let them popup then add fenugreek,cumin seeds, broken red chillies,asafoetida and curry leaves.
8.Pour this seasoning into the dal and cook for another 5 minutes.
9.Remove the dal from heat and add garam masala mix well and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice or roti.


kitchen queen said...

delicious and mouth watering dal.

Priya said...

Slurp, thick dal looks super delicious..Enjoyed having this dal..

Shanavi said...

mouthwatering here..will prepare this for sure

Suma Gandlur said...

Love that first image with papads and sundried chillies :)

Panchpakwan said...

Looks delicious dal..

aipi said...

Perfect looking..i love the sweet- sour taste of this dal very much :)

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Smitha said...

looks yummy! i wish i could have it! :))

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!!delicious dal....thanks for sharing!

Srivalli said...

Wow nice spread padma

Saras said...

lovely photos & makes me drool me...

priya said...

yum yum....looks tempting

Tina said...

mouthwatering dal...

Gayathri Anand said...

looks delicious ...I have to try getting these veggies ...would love to try it soon..

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PJ said...

Very beautiful pictures dear :)

Mina Joshi said...

Perfect Gujju dall!! I make it like your recipe - only don't use the ghee. I use oil.

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Varunavi said...

Dates in dal? first time came to know that dates are used in dal....

Priti said...

I love that platter dear ...looks so gud and so the dal

KALVA said...

lovely dal..

Torviewtoronto said...

first time here delicious curry healthy and flavourful
following you

veena krishnakumar said...

yummy looking dal.Love your clicks

Cham said...

Love the spread- delicious meal!

jayasree said...

The platter in the first pic is sooo tempting...Lovely pics.

Malar Gandhi said...

LOok delicious.

Mina Joshi said...

Delicious and healthy dall


I am drooling at ur first pics,looks really good with rice!

Abhilash Pillai said...

I love dal... marathi, gujrati or marwadi.. all taste good.

Your version looks nice

Andhra Recipes said...

your blog provides 'Gujarati Dal From Sukham Ayu',It is one of the diffrent taste and very goo taste.I have made this curry your blog text and wall photos.

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