Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gujrathi dhal

Dhals are a integral part of my everyday meal. Dhals i consider to be a vital source of protien for vegetarians. So i try and collect different recipes for dhals, so that Mr C and my son don't have those grumpy faces while they eat. Variety is the key to appreciation here. This dhal recipe was a speaciality of a gujrathi friend of mine at college. Those were the days when we used to pounce on her lunch box. Being a hostalite,we used to relish what other friends used to get from their homes. This dhal stayed my favourite then and now. The only difference being that i used to eat it with rotis then but now made it more versatile eating with rice. I normally season it with some curd chillies(mor milagai). But today since i did not have any i seasoned with only green chiillies.


1 cup moog dhal
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/4 cup tomatoes
3 green chiilies
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chooped ginger
1/2 teaspoon dhaniya powder
1/2 teaspoon jeera powder
turmeric a pinch
amchur a pinch
salt to taste
2 teaspoons ghee
1 teaspoon jeera
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon jaggery


In a pressure cooker or pan heat up the oil and season it with jeera and mustard. Now add the turmeric,chillies,garlic,ginger,and onions. Saute them well and add the tomatoes and after they are a litlle done add the jeera powder and dhaniya powder .Now add the dhal and add some water,amchur and salt. Consistency is your choice. Cook up to one whistle. After its done season it with curd chillies if you have. Add the jaggery. Serve with rice or rotis.


  1. hi u have a wonderful blog...thanks for sharing thedifferent chutney varieties....
    will try them soon and let u know...

  2. Thanks for stopping my place. You have great dishes. Really enjoyed browsing thru .. will be often here.


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