Gujarati Dal

Gujarati Dal

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Gujarati dal is a sweet dal recipe which is a staple among Gujarati households and are typically paired with steamed rice. The dal is cooked made into a thin consistency and then served tempered with chillies, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Gujarati Dal recipe - How to make Gujarati Dal

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  1. Wash and pressure cook the dal in 4 cups of water.
  2. In another vessel, pressure cook the yam, peanuts and kharekh.
  3. When the dal is cooked, cool slightly and blend till it is smooth.
  4. Prepare the tempering by heating the ghee and oil and adding the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, red chillies and asafoetida.
  5. Add 3 cups of water, the cocum, tomato, jaggery, lemon juice, ginger, green chilli, chilli powder and turmeric powder and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the dal, yam pieces, peanuts, kharekh and salt and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander