Oct 8, 2011

Gobi Dal Curry

Gobi Dal Curry

A tasty dal curry with cauliflower (gobi). Good combination with Rotis / Rice !!!

Serves: 4

You will need

For Dal:

1 cup (100 g) tur dal / moong dal
3 cups (300 ml) water
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon oil


Wash and soak tur dal or moong dal with 3 cups of water, turmeric powder and oil in pressure cooker for 30 minutes and cook for 25 minutes until done and soft (reduce the heat to low after 3 rd whistle and cook for 20 minutes). Allow the cooker to cool naturally.

For the curry:

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (or 3/4 teaspoon red chilli powder for spicy dal curry)
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
150 g cauliflower florets
3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh cream (optional)
1 teaspoon chopped coriander / mint leaves


Dilute red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder and coriander powder in 2 tablespoons water and keep aside (spice mix).

Wash and clean cauliflower florets. Dip cauliflower florets in 2 cups hot water for 5 minutes. Drain out water.

In a wide pan / kadai, heat oil. Add finely sliced onion and fry till crisp and golden color on a medium heat.

Add spice mix and stir well on a low heat until the water dries up and raw smell goes.

Add cauliflower florets and saute well.

Add boiled dal and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 10 - 12 minutes or until dal curry thickens and cauliflower florets softens.

Finally add fresh cream (optional - fresh cream will make a creamy gravy). Sprinkle chopped coriander / mint leaves and serve with Rotis / Rice.

1 comment:

SkinnyMommy said...

Oh that looks so fabulous! I love all those flavors.