DAL CHUTNEY




Dals like moong dal, chana dal and toor dal are a staple food in several Indian homes. They are a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates and fibre. 
Dal chutney is a traditional recipe made using toor dal and is served with either rice or roti.



Ingredients

½ cup Toor dal (yellow pigeon peas)
1 tsp zeera (cumin seeds)
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp red chilli powder
2 large cloves of garlic
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups of water
2 tbsp Oil (or ghee)
½ tsp mustard seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1 onion chopped
8 to 10 curry leaves


Method

Take Toor dal, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garlic, salt and water in a pressure cooker and cook for 10 minutes. (Increase or decrease red chilli powder and salt according to your preference). Allow the dal mix to cool down and grind it to a fine paste. Transfer this to a bowl and add water if necessary. Then heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow them to sputter. Now add curry leaves, onions and asafoetida. Once the onions turn slightly golden, add the seasoning to the dal mixture. Mix and serve.

Linking this with Lentil event hosted by Sudha and Show me your hits hosted by Sangee and The big chutney chow down hosted by Priya.




 

27 comments:

  1. nice and healthy recipe there using dal...

    i am hosting the Kerala Kitchen event for the month of Feb 2012...do send in your entries

    cheers

    roshan

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  2. Nice idea of Dal chutney Amina.Would love to try.Thanks.

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  3. mouthwatering chutney !! looks delicious !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  4. Nice chutney, it'll go with almost everything like idlis, rotis..rt.

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  5. They look yummy

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  6. Mouthwatering chutney. Loved the look of it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. I love this idea of making dal into a chutney :)

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  8. We call it as "paruppu kadaisal"...n have it with rice..all time comforting food at our home! Looks yummy!

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  9. ince idea to add Dal...very nice recipe...thanks for sharing!!
    If u wish plz checkout my event n link to it!

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

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  10. This is such a new idea - would be great to have this on my event dear! Do come in and link-up to 'Love for Lentils' and it would be great to have you there:)
    http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2012/01/announcing-my-first-event-this-year.html

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  11. Yummy yum chutney and a new one to me,Thanx for sharing!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  12. a very new recipe....luks delicious

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  13. i love the idea of making dal chutney...looks delicious :-)

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  14. comfort and delicious chutney,luks yum...

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  15. This looks lovely and delicious too...

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  16. Thanks for add this lovely and healthy chutney to my event dear - makes the collection of chutneys even better :)

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  17. wow could never have thought of dal chutney... that's new to me.

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  18. Sounds very new to me! Wonderful recipe!

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  19. Never heard of Daal chuteny! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are most welcome.. Do try it out. I am sure you will like it :)

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