Gujarati Dal, a sweet and spicy dal made ready in 20 to 25 minutes. Make this Gujarati Dish yourself and enjoy with Jeera Rice or Plain Rice.
* Arhar Dal (Split Red Gram) - 1 cup
* Desi Ghee (Clarified Butter) - 3 tbsp
* Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
* Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
* Fenugreek Seeds - 1/2 tsp
* Asafoetida - a pinch
* Jaggery - 1 tbsp
* Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
* Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
* Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
* Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
* Curry Leaves - 6 to 7
* Peanuts (unroasted with skin removed) - 9
* Salt to taste
First wash and soak arhar dal for 1 hour before cooking.
Cook the dal in pressure cooker with 2 cups of water till 3 whistles. Release the pressure and open the lid carefully. Whip until thick. Mix in 1 cup of normal water.
Take a kadai(wok) and heat desi ghee in it. Once it is hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds. As they start spluttering add curry leaves, peanuts and asafoetida. Mix well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour this tempering over the boiled dal.
Add lemon juice, jaggery, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt and cook covered for 10 minutes on a medium flame.
Garnish with Coriander Leaves and enjoy with Basmati Rice.
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