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Instant Gujarati Dal

Instant Gujarati Dal without a pressure cooker or soaking the dal! I created a simple instant dal powder that is easy to use and you can get dal bhaat (dal and rice) out in less than 20 minutes! I love how simple it is to make this Gujarati dal using homemade instant powder.
Instant Gujarati Dal Recipe | SideChef
Instant Gujarati Dal without a pressure cooker or soaking the dal! I created a simple instant dal powder that is easy to use and you can get dal bhaat (dal and rice) out in less than 20 minutes! I love how simple it is to make this Gujarati dal using homemade instant powder.
I'm Hetal, Welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef (Season 6) contestant currently living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up a storm in my tiny kitchen for my hubby and baby!
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I'm Hetal, Welcome to Milk & Cardamom! I'm a past MasterChef (Season 6) contestant currently living in sunny San Francisco where I cook up a storm in my tiny kitchen for my hubby and baby!
http://www.milkandcardamom.com/
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Total Time
$5.40
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
2
US / METRIC

Instant Gujarati Dal Powder

1 cup
Yellow Split Peas
1/4 cup
Jaggery
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Cumin
1/2 Tbsp
Ground Coriander
1 Tbsp
Red Chili Powder
plus more to taste
1 Tbsp
Garam Masala
1/2 Tbsp
(optional)
1 Tbsp

Gujarati Dal

1/2 Tbsp
Oil
or Ghee
1/2 cup
Tomato Purée
1 tsp
2 cups
Water
up to 3 cups
1 Tbsp
Peanuts
up to 2 Tbsp, raw or roasted
(optional)

Vaghar

1/2 Tbsp
Oil
or Ghee
1/4 tsp
Black Mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds
1 pinch
Asafoetida
1
Dried Chili Pepper
2
Whole Cloves
(optional)
5
Curry Leaves
up to 8 leaves
1
Lemon , juiced
1 tsp of juice needed
1 Tbsp
(optional)

Rice

1 tsp
Oil
1 cup
Water
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
893
FAT
17.9 g
PROTEIN
33.2 g
CARBS
152.3 g

Author's Notes

The Dal recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of instant dal powder and yields 2-4 servings of dal (2 cups).

Use 2-3 tsp of lemon/lime if you didn't add amchur/ dried mango powder.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Step 2
Wash and drain Yellow Split Peas (1 cup) . Spread it on a baking tray in a thin layer and bake for 5-10 minutes or until dry. Cool and then use.
Step 3
Into a blender cup, add dried yellow split peas, Jaggery (1/4 cup) , Ground Turmeric (1 Tbsp) , Ground Cumin (1/2 Tbsp) , Ground Coriander (1/2 Tbsp) , Red Chili Powder (1 Tbsp) , Garam Masala (1 Tbsp) , Mango Powder (1/2 Tbsp) , and Salt (1 Tbsp) . Blend until you have a fine powder.
Step 4
In a saucepan, add Oil (1/2 Tbsp) over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add Tomato Purée (1/2 cup) and Fresh Ginger (1 tsp) . Saute for 1 minute.
Step 5
Add 1/4 cup of instant dal powder and mix well. Sautee for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in Water (2 cups) .
Step 6
Add Peanuts (1 Tbsp) . Bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 7
While the dal simmers, make the rice. Wash Basmati Rice (1/2 cup) until the water runs clear and drains. In a small saucepan, heat Oil (1 tsp) over medium-high heat.
Step 8
Add drained rice and saute the rice for 30 seconds, mixing well. Add Water (1 cup) mix, and bring to a boil.
Step 9
Turn heat to low and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes while covered.
Step 10
Once the dal has simmered, make your vaghar. Add Oil (1/2 Tbsp) to a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
Step 11
Once hot, add Black Mustard Seeds (1/4 tsp) , Cumin Seeds (1/4 tsp) , Asafoetida (1 pinch) , Dried Chili Pepper (1) , Whole Cloves (2) , and Curry Leaves (5) .
Step 12
When the mustard seeds start popping, pour the mixture over the dal. Stir the dal well and add additional water if needed so that your dal is a consistency to your liking.
Step 13
Taste for seasoning and adjust, salt, jaggery, and red chili powder to your liking. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Step 14
Add 1 tsp of Lemon (1) (or 2 tsp if you didn't use amchur/mango powder), and Fresh Cilantro (1 Tbsp) . Stir and serve with cooked rice. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
893
% Daily Value*
Fat
17.9 g
23%
Saturated Fat
1.3 g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
0.0 mg
0%
Carbohydrates
152.3 g
55%
Fiber
43.9 g
157%
Sugars
29.3 g
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Protein
33.2 g
66%
Sodium
4020.1 mg
175%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
153.4 mg
12%
Iron
8.2 mg
46%
Potassium
707.1 mg
15%
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