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Protein
8.3g / 16%
Carbohydrates
27.3g / 55%
Fats
6g / 28%
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Indian Main Course

Gujarati Dal Recipe

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40Min
Easy
Gujarati Dal is traditionally sweet, sour and slightly spicy dal, which is made on most days in Gujarati homes. It has a thin consistency which is almost soupy and eaten with steaming ghee-rice.

Ingredients

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4 Servings
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This dish was made for 4 here

1  Cup
Arhar Dal
4  Cups
Water
0.25  Teaspoon
Fenugreek Seeds
1  Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder
1  Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder
1  Teaspoon
Coriander Powder
1  Teaspoon
Cumin Powder
1  Pinch
Salt (To Taste)
2  Tablespoons
Jaggery
1  Tablespoon
Peanuts
1  Tablespoon
Oil
1  Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds
0.5  Teaspoon
Cumin Seeds
0.5  Teaspoon
Hing (Asafoetida)
5 
Curry Leaves
2 
Green Chillies (Slit)
1 
Tomato (Finely Chopped)
1  Tablespoon
Coriander Leaves (Chopped)
1  Tablespoon
Lemon Juice

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Nutrition Value

Energy
275.71 kcal
Protein
8.3 g
Carbohydrates
27.3 g
Fats
6.04 g
Information per serving
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Instruction

40 Minutes
Step 1
15 Min
Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list. Gujarati Dal Recipe
Step 2
8 Min
Wash the dal and pressure cook with 4 cups water and fenugreek seeds for 3-4 whistles. Gujarati Dal Recipe
Step 3
7 Min
Blend boiled dal with the help of blender along with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Add jaggery and peanuts and simmer for 5 min. Gujarati Dal Recipe
Step 4
7 Min
Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to splutter, add asafetida, green chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped tomato sauté ill tomatoes soften and are well cooked. Add this to the boiling dal. Gujarati Dal Recipe
Step 5
3 Min
Add MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic and simmer dal for a few minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis or rice. Gujarati Dal Recipe
Gujarati Dal Recipe

Step 1 of 5

Prepare ingredients as mentioned in the list.

Gujarati Dal Recipe

Step 2 of 5

Wash the dal and pressure cook with 4 cups water and fenugreek seeds for 3-4 whistles.

Gujarati Dal Recipe

Step 3 of 5

Blend boiled dal with the help of blender along with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt. Add jaggery and peanuts and simmer for 5 min.

Gujarati Dal Recipe

Step 4 of 5

Heat oil in a karahi, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When they start to splutter, add asafetida, green chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped tomato sauté ill tomatoes soften and are well cooked. Add this to the boiling dal.

Gujarati Dal Recipe

Step 5 of 5

Add MAGGI Masala-ae-Magic and simmer dal for a few minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis or rice.

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