• Gujarati Dal

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    Gujarati Dal
    Prep: 5 min Cook: 60 min Servings: 4
    by Mihir Shah
    32 recipes
    This is comfort food my mom has made for as long as I've been around. She's been able to hook my kids on it; Dal is a healthy way to get protein into their diet. I serve it with some rice and yogurt. It also holds its flavor really well as a leftover snack.


    • 1 cup Moong Dal
    • 4-5 cups of water (depending how watery you want this)
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/3 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/3 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/3 tsp turmeric
    • 1/3 tsp paprika
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


    1. In a medium pot, simmer (on low) Moong Dal and Water for about 45 minutes.
    2. In a separate small pot, heat olive oil and add mustard and cumin seeds. Fry for about 1 minute. Don't burn. Add the seed / oil mixture to the Moong Dal and incorporate.
    3. Simmer for another 5 minutes.
    4. Add salt, turmeric and paprika and simmer for another 15 minutes.
    5. Add chopped fresh cilantro and serve hot as a soup, a side, or pour over rice for a really nice snack.

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    • Claudine Jarrett
      Claudine Jarrett
      Wonderful! Brings back fond memories. My mother-in-law was from Gujarat & this dal was served almost daily with our mid-day meal when I was living in Pakistan.Goes perfectly with so many meats & side veggie dishes.
      • Kelsey Martin
        Kelsey Martin
        Yum! Can't wait to try this. I had some amazing Dal in India and am hooked! Thanks!

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