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.


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


  • 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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