Daal (Dalithoy)
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Serves: 3-4
Konkani special basic dal spiced simply with ginger and a simple seasoning.
  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • A pinch turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves (optional)
  • 2 tspn ghee or coconut oil
  • ½ tea spn mustard seeds
  • 1 red chilli
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • Salt
  1. Cook dal in pressure cooker with a pinch of turmeric, green chillies and finely chopped ginger. Typically it gets cooked in 3 whistles.
  2. Heat the cooked dal with salt.
  3. When it starts boiling, take off the heat.
  4. Garnish with finely cut coriander leaves.
  5. Heat ghee or oil.
  6. Add mustard.
  7. When mustard starts popping, add curry leaves and red chillies.
  8. Add asafoetida.
  9. Pour this seasoning over the cooked dal and close the lid.
  10. Serve with hot rice, ghee and lemon.
Recipe by Aayis Recipes at https://www.aayisrecipes.com/gravy-curry-and-daals/daal-dalithoy/