Jun 14, 2010

Dalitoy ( Tur Dal cooked in Konkani Style )



Dalitoy ( Tur Dal cooked in Konkani Style )

Serves: 3 - 4

You will need

1 cup tur dal
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon oil
3 green chillies, slit lengthwise
3 / 4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )
1/4 teaspoon pepper powder ( optional )

For Seasoning:

2 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1 spring curry leaves
2 broken red chillies
2 pinches hing (optional)
2 pinches pepper powder (optional)

Method

For Dalitoy:

Clean and soak tur dal in 3 cups water for 15 minutes. Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and oil till done ( reduce heat to medium after 1 st whistle and pressure cook on a medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes ). Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.

Boil dal again with slit green chillies and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and boil on a low heat for 10 - 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

For Seasoning:

Heat oil in a small frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to pop, add curry leaves, jeera and broken red chillies. Saute on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or till fragrant.

Pour this seasoning over dalitoy and serve with rice ( seeth ) as a main dish.

Sprinkle pepper powder ( optional ) or 2 pinches hing (asafoetida).

Other accompaniments - Cabbage sukke, Gashi, Valval, Humman, Appolu.

3 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Truly delicious.. sounds too gud.. thanks for sharing.. :)

Shobha said...

Dal is my all time fav.
I will try it out in the Konkani style... it looks different without any khattai.

Anonymous said...

Dali thoi is ALWAYS made using coconut oil for the tadka!