Oct 13, 2011

Lachko or Kathan Dal

Lachko or Kathan Dal
(Gujarathi style thick yellow split gram dal)

Serves: 4


1 cup (100 g) yellow split gram (moong dal)
4 cups water
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 - inch piece ginger
1 teaspoon ghee
Salt to taste


Wash and clean dal. Soak in pressure cooker with 4 cups water, chopped ginger and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 20 minutes (reduce the heat to medium after 3 whistles and cook for 15 minutes).

When cool, remove and drain out water from top in another bowl and use it for ‘’ kadhi or osaman ‘’.

Heat ghee in a small pan, add asafoetida and cumin seeds. Saute for 2 -3 minutes until fragrant and light brown color. Pour this over cooked split gram.

Churn the cooked dal to smooth consistency. Return to heat, add salt and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

When it is thick, switch off the gas and serve with rice.

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