Every Indian cuisine has a recipe for simple dal. The Konkani version is called Dalithoy. This must be the simplest possible recipe and the one learned by all newbie cooks. There are few versions of this comfort food, based on the region, people use different tampering/ingredients in dal and call it “authentic dalithoy”. At our place, the common dalithoy – which is also a part of almost all festivals and temple meals – is this one. I won’t be exaggerating if I say this is cooked atleast once a week at our home. A slight variation to this is the one with garlic(losney) seasoning. A simple dal cooked with green chillies and then seasoned with garlic. It is a garlic lover’s heaven.
1 cup toor dal
1 tbl spn chopped garlic
A pinch turmeric
4-5 green chillies
1 red chilli
Cook dal with green chillies and turmeric in pressure cooker till it is mushy. By the back of the spoon, mash it.
Heat it with salt and enough water to bring to required consistency.
Heat ghee and add garlic, red chilli cut into pieces. Fry till garlic turns slightly brownish. Pour this over dal.
Serve hot with rice and a spicy side dish/pickles.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 20mins