I like to make daals atleast 2-3 times in a week, they are easy to make and taste very good. I usually like to make different kinds of daal so that each one tastes very different.? I am going to post few of the daals this week.
So when I got this recipe from Aruna, I was extremely happy.Most of the Gujrathi dishes have sweet taste. This is a sweetish spicy daal. Kokum is used as souring agent, it also gives a very good aroma to the daal. In all, it had a divine taste :).
1 cup toor daal
4 kokum pieces
1 tomato cut into small peices
3-4 strands coriander leaves
1/2 tea spn garam masala
1/2 tea spn chili powder
1/2 tea spn fenugreek (methi) powder
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1 tbl spn jaggery
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tbl spn lemon juice
Pressure cook the daal with kokum and water. Mash the daal well.
Add the tomato, masalas, salt, jaggery and chopped coriander. Cook for 5-6mins.
Heat oil, add mustard, asafoetida and then curry leaves. Now add the daal to this seasoning. Squeeze in some lemon juice.
Goes well with phulkas and simple sides.(I served with rice).
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 20mins