Gujarati-style dal curry

Gujarati-style dal curry

Dal curry, which is extremely delicious and is loaded with essential nutrients, enjoys an undisputed position in the Indian cuisine. Be it rice, roti or chapathi, a bowl of fragrant dal curry is enough to make it a hearty meal. Check out a special Gujarati style recipe of dal curry.

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1 ½ cup toor dal/yellow lentils (boiled)

2 green chillies

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ tomato

¼ cup jaggery shavings

1 tsp ginger

½ tsp cumin

1 tsp mustard seeds

4 -5 curry leaves

½ tsp chilli powder

1 inch piece of cinnamon

3 cloves

¼ tsp asafoetida

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tbsp oil


Coriander leaves


Mash the boiled toor dal/yellow lentils nicely

Pour 1 cup water if the dal paste is too thick

Heat a pan over low flame

Transfer the dal mix into it

Into it add turmeric powder, green chillies, jaggery shavings, tomato and ginger

Mix well

Cook for 5 minutes with the lid on

Pour 2 cups water and boil for 10 more minutes

Stir occasionally so that the curry wouldn€™t stick to the bottom of the vessel

Mix the cinnamon stick, cloves, curry leaves and asafoetida

Add these into the dal curry

Add the lemon juice

Give everything a good mix

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.  

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