Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Gujarati Toor Dal (Split Pigeon Peas Soup)


Know What You Eat:

Pigeon pea meal has a very high content of potassium, phosphorus, moderate content of calcium and magnesium and low content of iron, zinc, copper and manganese.They are good amount of Vitamin A, Niacin and small amount of thiamin, riboflavin, Vitamin B6, folate and pantothenic acid.

Health Benefits of Pigeon Pea: Pigeon Pea cures cough, poisoning effect, gas troubles, acidity, stomach pain and piles. It makes a balanced human food, quells swelling of internal organs and with water it cures intoxicating effects. It is useful in the treatment of internal organ swelling. Some herbal practitioners/researchers are of the opinion that it diminishes the swelling of internal organs like stomach, liver, intestines etc. In case of wound or cancer of these organs it is helpful in reducing them.

Ingredients

1 C Tuver/Toor Dal (Yellow Split pigeon Peas)
1 Tomato, Chopped
1 Small Carrot, Peeled & Chopped
2 Green Chillies, Slit
1 Red Chillie, Slit
1" Ginger, Peeled & Grated
3 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
8-10 Peanuts, Raw
8-10 Broken Cashew
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Lemon Juice to taste
1 C Water, to dilute
Salt to taste
Jaggery to taste ( My dal is on the sweeter side)

For Tempering:

3 tsp Ghee (Clarified Butter)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds (dried fenugreek)
2-3 cloves
1/2" Cinnamon stick
5-6 curry leaves
1/4 tsp pinch Asafoetida

Method:

1.. Pressure Cook Toor Dal & Carrot with turmeric & salt....for atleast 4 whistles. Let it cool. Blend it well with a hand blender.
2.. Take a saucepan/pot, heat ghee, add mustard seeds, as it spluters, add methi seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves & asafoetida.
3.. Add chopped tomato, red chilli powder, peanuts & cashew...cook for a while.
4.. Now add blended toor dal, water, jaggery, some chopped cilantro, and lemon juice. Bring it to boil then simmer it for another 10-15 mins.
5.. Remove from flame, add the rest of cilantro and lemon juice if needed. Have it as a lentil soup or Serve it with Jeera Rice/ Roti.

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35 comments:

*sangi* said...

wow!tnx a lot for sharing this healthy dish...will def. try...

Lisa said...

Toor dal is a staple for sure. Such a flavourful dish!

Ashwini said...

never knew the benefits of toor dal..s imple and delicious..

Pari said...

never tried a dal like that , thanks for sharing.

Vidya said...

Dal looks yummy and very homely. Dal soup is definitely one of the most simple & delicious pleasures if you ask me.

anudivya said...

I have not used jaggery in my dal before, seems very interesting with the sweet and savory mix.

Kalyani said...

wow the dal looks yummy .... & also very simple to make .....

Suparna said...

Hey M&S,
I would love to down bowls of this dal alone :) looks very promising. Never added so many ingredients to a simple dal, seems v. very flavouful with peanuts, cashewnuts ..I'll make this for lunch tomorrow :)
Ur shelfari book collection seems to be really intresting ...had a glance at it after a very long time..some new updates seem interesting :)
Thanks!
TC

Preety said...

like the addition of jaggery n peanut

Priya said...

Never tried adding jaggery and peanuts in dal..quite interesting!

Poornima Nair said...

I love the sweetness in the gujarati dal...its been ages since I had this. Looks so good.

Padma said...

Dal looks delicious..... never added peanuts in it.. will try sometime with adding them...

aquadaze said...

gujarati dal is my most favourite of all dals!! I love to sip it just like that

kittymatti said...

Something really different...should try!

iRaw said...

I would eat this for breakfast, no kidding...it looks wonderful!
(and thank you for explaining millet flour)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats sounds quite rich! Sounds too gud!!

lata raja said...

Nice healthy Dhal.Never made this before.Goes into my must try list.

Sush said...

sweet, sour & mildly spiced Gujarathi dal is a sure crave for dish. Thanks for sharing

Parita said...

Brought back some wonderful memories :) looks perfect!

rekhas kitchen said...

adding jaggery and peanut is new to me looks yum and interesting will try sure.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Different dal never heard of, thanks for sharing! Looks very colourful.

Susan said...

That looks absolutely delicious. Sweetening it with jaggery is a nice surprise.

Thanks so much for your lovely MLLA recipe!

DEESHA said...

I love gujju food ..nice simple dal

Nithya Praveen said...

Perfect adition of jaggery and peanuts:)

munchcrunchandsuch said...

imple but yum and comfort food.looks too good.

Shri said...

Looks lovely!Adding of peanuts and Cashews is a nice twist!

Uma said...

ooh, love this dal! looks so delicious :)

Angie's Recipes said...

The dish looks so tempting ... love the floating chillies, that means the soup tastes spicy and flavourful.
And I love split peas!

Angie's Recipes

Nandini said...

Dal......Sweet dal and colourful!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks Everyone !!! to invest your precious time and leaving healthy comments. I hope you enjoyed your stay..

homecooked said...

Tur dal looks perfect! yummy.

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely dal..a nice change from the usual tadka dal..:)

soma said...

love the simplicity of this dal. very comforting.

Mansi said...

Lovely & Healthy..looks fab

martin said...

When you say 'cloves', do you mean garlic? Sorry if this is a little bit of a stupid question ; )

 
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