Thursday 25 February 2010

Gujarati style Tuver dhal

Gujarati tuver dhal-A traditional gujarati style tuver dhal, spicy but sweet and tangy in taste.Flavoured with an array of spices it makes a delicious accompaiment to plain boiled rice.


1 cup toovar dhal
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
3-4 curry leaves
2-3 cloves
1 stick cinnamon
1/2 cup fresh or tinned tomatoes pureed
1 tablespoon red peanuts
1-2 green chilli cut in slits
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 red dry chilli
salt to taste
2-3 pieces kokum
1 teaspoon fresh gingerpaste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 table spoon gor(jaggery)
1 teaspoon gujarati dhal masala
1 tablespoon chopped fresh corriander for garnish

1.Wash and boil 1 cup toovar dhal in 3 cups water in cooker and whisk it.
2.Next strain to remove any skin should be smooth pouring consistency.(add extra water if required)
3.In a pan heat 1 tablespoon oil, when hot add few mustard seeds, red dry chilli,curry leaves, 2-3 cloves, 1 stick cinnamon and 1/2 cup fresh or tinned tomatoes that have been pureed.Cook the tomatoes until they breakdown to a soft paste.
4.Add sliced green chilli
5.Add salt to taste,1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 tablespoon gor(jaggery), kokum, 1 tespoon fresh ginger crushed.
6.Add 1 tablespoon red peanuts.
7.Boil the dhal than simmer for 10-15 mins
8.After this add gujarati dhal masala and simmer for 5 more mins.
9.Adjust taste as per your needs.
10.Garnish with fresh chopped coriander.
Serve with plain boiled rice

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  1. Dhal looks nice..adding cinnamon in dhal is new to me.. Thx for sharing.

  2. This dhal sounds truly delicious..real comforting food..

  3. Is there a difference btw a tuvar dhal and gujarathi tuvar? Didn't know that. Dhal looks great..we call it sambhar in the south.kokum is a new spice to me..why, when I clicked the link it shows me something like a dried mushroom..i have never laid eyes on it I did learn something new. :)

  4. Nice interesting one....never tried or tasted.

  5. Oh wow...daal,just drink it!! do you use daal masala? I never used it.. saw in V B but didin't buy favorite specially, when I make dry shaak...looks delicious..

  6. Tuver daal looks really yumm:) Would love to have a bowl of that delicious daal:)

  7. Sounds so flavorful.will look for gujarati daal masala and try...

  8. very healthy.. nice presentation as usual

  9. that sounds interesting...gujarati daal masala is something I have to look for now :-)adding cinnamon and kokum also give the twist I guess...

  10. Gujarati style daal is my favourite, make it exactly the same way!

    Firts time here, lovely space you have here. In fact, your achaar masala looks better than even the store bought ones!

  11. sounds new to me.Nice combo of spices

  12. Dal recipe is really good,just by the ingredients u came to know how the dish will turn out to be..cant wait to try this one,very delicious dal..

  13. Love that dhal ...with that must be delicious:)

  14. Nice dhal...Its new to me....

  15. Nice n tangy dal, my friend!

  16. such a comforting dal,,would taste great with rice and ghee.

  17. Daal preparation looks really delicious and healthy.


  18. Nice interesting this spicy version :)


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