Amma is an eager cook..as in,if someone asks her to try out a recipe and gives instructions,she'll make it immediately.When I saw the Beetroot Kesari on a TV show,I called her up and gave her the recipe and after 10 minutes,she called me to say that she made it and it was yummy..;-).Same with recipes on magazines and the likes.If a recipe appeals to her,she makes sure it is done quickly without any haste..;-).
Vanitha is a Malayalam magazine that we subscribe to and one of our favorites too.During the Deepavali edition,there was a special section on Gujarati food and sweets.Since most of the Gujarati recipes are without onion and garlic,it tempted her even more.One by one she tried out all the recipes and the favorite was this Dal.Everyone liked it at home and she asked me to check out the recipe and try it.Funny how I never made it and am posting the recipe from here,amma's kitchen..;-)
Recipe Marathon - Day 14Gujarati Dal
Toor dal - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Jeera – ¼ tsp
Methi/Fenugreek – ¼ tsp
Hing/asafoetida - 1 pinch
Tomato -1 small,chopped finely
Green chilly - 1,cut into half,lengthwise
Chopped ginger - 1 tbsp
Clove - 2
Chilly powder – ¼ tsp
Haldi - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Grated jaggery - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Lime juice - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves - to garnish
Cook the toor dal in a pressure cooker till done.
Mash it well.
In a kadai,add the ghee and splutter mustard,jeera and methi.
Add hing,chopped tomato,green chilly,ginger,clove,chilly powder,haldi and curry leaves one after the other.
When it mixes well add the cooked dal and grated jaggery and let it come to a boil.
Add salt to taste,lime juice and coriander leaves.Mix well and serve hot!
Have you checked out what my fellow marathoners have been cooking..?We are 26 now and still running at a fast pace..;-)
And yeah,I have updated my post on Muleeku and you can see the picture now..;-)