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Gujarati Daal - Speciality Dishes
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Pigeon peas lentils cooked with spicy and tangy ingredients
  • 2 cups Pigeon peas lentils (Toor dal) , washed
  • 3 ½ cups water for pressure cook
  • ¼ cup raw peanuts
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric (haldi)
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies chopped finely
  • Seasoning Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp oil/1 tspn ghee
  • ¼ tsp asafetida (hing
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • ¼ cup coriander chopped finely
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds (methi seeds)
  • 3 to 4 whole cloves
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • In a pressure cooker take 3 ½ cups water, add the washed lentils and pressure cook for about 3 to 4 whistles. Allow the cooker to cool and then open carefully as it is hot, and check if the lentils are cooked..
  • Whisk the lentils to mash them, add 1 cup water to mashed lentils, mix well so as to make the consistency like a soup, then add in the salt, red chili powder, turmeric, peanuts, jaggery ,ginger , green chill Heat the lentils on low to medium heat.
  • Continue heating on medium heat, allow lentils to boil for about 20 minutes
  • For seasoning heat oil/ghee in a skillet ,as it get little hot add in the mustard seeds, allow to crackle, add in fenugreek seeds, asafetida, cinnamon stick, whole cloves, allow to sizzle for about 2 minutes, add this seasoning to the lentils that are cooking and mix all together, continue boiling lentils for another about 20 minutes. Add chopped coriander.
  • Add lemon juice to the lentil , check for salt, jaggery and add little more like 1 tsp as per taste. Enjoy hot lentil as a comfort food with rice.