Simple Gujju Dal


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A delicious Gujju dal recipe which enjoys a regular feature in most Gujarati households. The simple gujju dal is a tuar dal recipe cooked in a sweet and sour way. The tuar dal is tempered with mustard and cumin seeds and flavored with tomatoes, chillies ,dried kokum ,jeera powder and sweetened with a dash of jaggery. Simply delicious!

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Simple Gujju Dal recipe - How to make Simple Gujju Dal

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  1. Pressure cook the tur dal for 3 whistles with 2 cups of water.
  2. Heat oil or ghee in a kadai. add rai and jeera . let it splutter. add the curry leaves, green chillies and fry for a minute. add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute for 3 min. add turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala, dhania -jeera powder and hing and fry.
  3. Add this tadka to the dal and mix well. add water to maintain a nice consistency (not too thick nor too thin). add the dried kokum (if not available you can add some amchur powder) and jaggery and bring to a boil. garnish with chopped corriander leaves and serve hot with chappatis or rice and acchar!!
  4. This a very simple, fast, nutritious and very tasty recipe.

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This recipe was contributed by pritig on 10 Dec 2001

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