A simple Gujarati style Toor Dal

A simple Gujarati style Toor Dal

Sometimes when you want a nice simple dal but one that gives you great comfort, toor dal is always a winner! This recipe is simple and has a lot of fresh and healthy ingredients. I especially love this dal when I am feeling under the weather or it is a chilly evening.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oily Toor Dal washed in several changes of cold water
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • handful curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Method:

  1. In a saucepan of simmering water, boil the toor dal for about 30 minutes on medium heat.
  2. After the toor dal is ready, in a  separate saucepan heat the oil.
  3. Add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, chilli and tomato and sautee on low heat.
  4. Add the salt, sugar, garam masala, turmeric and red chilli powder
  5. Now add the toor dal and water.
  6. Mix well and cover the pan for around 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and using a hand blender, blitz the dal until it is a soup like consistency.
  8. Taste and add more salt if required.
  9. Enjoy hot!
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1 Comment

  1. January 29, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Love a good dal, i’ll have to try this 🙂 x

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