Gujarati Dal

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This is a traditional tuvar dal recipe made in Gujarati households. It is a spicy sweet dal which is due to the jaggery added in it. Nobody makes this dal as tasty as my mom. Though I try multiple times, I have yet to reach the homely taste that she achieves. Gujarati dal is light on the stomach and tastes one notch superior when had with tomato onion salad and rice.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Tuvar Dal
  • 1 piece Tomato into medium sized
  • 2 Red Chillies whole
  • 1 Green Chillies
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 / Fenugreek Seeds methi - tsp
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Groundnuts - 1 Tbsp roasted groundnuts
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • a Jagerry or lemon the size lemon
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala gujarati


  • Soak the tuvar dal in water for 20 minutes and then pressure cook it till fully cooked and soft. Keep aside.
  • Add the oil in a deep pan and let it heat up. Now add the mustard seeds , methi seeds, asafoetida and red chillies. Let it splutter and release the aroma.
  • Now add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt and garam masala.
  • Add the tomato and green chillies. Mix well and let it come to a boil.
  • Now let it simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Then add the jaggery and mix well. Let it again simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves for garnish and serve hot with plain rice and a raw tomato onion salad.

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Priya Iyer(Anitha)
Priya Iyer(Anitha)

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