Friday, March 28, 2008

Vatli Dal.

(About Vatli Dal : It is a Maharashtrian delicacy normally made during Ganpati Visarjan as a Prasad . It tastes very Chatpata and is very easy to make. It can be made for evening snacks.)

Ingredients : (Serves four)
1 cup Chana Dal , Salt to taste , ½ tspn Cumin , ¼ tspn mustard seeds ,
1 tspn lemon juice , ½ tspn red chilly powder ,1/4 cup Oil , ¼ tspn turmeric
2 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)

Procedure :
Soak Chana Dal overnight (Minimum 8 hrs) . Blend it in a mixer to form fine paste.

Heat Oil in a nonstick pan . (Note that this dish needs more quantity of oil as compared to any other dish else it become dry). Add cumin , mustard seeds , Asafoetida , turmeric to make the Tadka. Then add dal paste and stir . Then place a lid on the pan and let cook on medium heat. Make sure that you stir often so as to keep the bottom of the pan clean. Remove lumps if any when you stir. Add Red chilly powder and Lime juice . Keep cooking till the water content is reduces. ( It should be like Upma).

Vatli Dal is ready to serve . You may garnish it with Grated Coconut and finely chopped Cilantro. Traditionally it is served with Panha ( Raw Mango juice).


Shweta said...

My moms & aunts use grated raw mango instead of lemon juice. I am planning to make Vatli daal for the first time. Do u have an idea how long it takes to cook to dry?

shilpa said...

My mom's recipe says dal has to be coarse ground...and it works...other things almost the same...except don't use lot of oil..just regular always taste good...even I made it and it was alright..would like to try ur recipe too...

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