Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Daal Tauy (Konkan Dal)

Dal tauy/ Konkan dal is a variation of dal. It is simple and tasty. As dal is our day today food. Nobody likes to eat same type of curry so this is different variation of dal.


Ingredients:

1 cup red gram/ pigeon peas (toor dal)
1" piece of ginger (according to to taste)
1-2 green chillies, slit
1/4 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
lemon juice

finely chopped cilantro/corriander

For seasoning/tadka -
ghee or oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 curry leaves
1 red chilli, broken into pieces
Pinch of asafoetida









Method:

  • Wash dal in water. Drain thoroughly, add  crushed ginger  along with turmeric, green chillies and about 3 cups of water and transfer to a pressure cooker or a heavy bottom pan. 
  • Cook till dal is done then season with salt. 
  • Heat oil in a tadka/seasoning pan. Add mustard seeds and when they begin to splutter add curry leaves and chilli. 
  • Saute briefly and pour over the dal.
  •  Cover pan and let it boil for soemtime so flavors can blend.
  •  Garnish with chopped cilantro and squeeze fesh lemon juice while serving along with Ghee. You can also add tomatoes for variation.
  • This dal can be served with Rice.

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