April 13, 2010

Vatli DaL (वाटली डाळ/Grounded Chana Dal)

Vatli Dal (वाटली डाळ) is a traditional Maharashtrian dish prepared during Chaitra month i.e. first month of Marathi calendar which also marks the spring arrival. It is served with Kairee Panhe (पन्हे) a sweet sharbat made from raw mango. The name Vatli Dal comes from Marathi word meaning 'grounded dal'.
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Ingredients
1 cup chana dal (gram lentils)
1 green chillies
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
3-4 curry leaves
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar (optional)
2 tbsp oil
finely chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Method
  1. Soak chana dal overnight or for 7-8 hours.
  2. Drain all water (do not throw way, use it other recipes) and grind it along with green chillies to a coarse mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. As they splutter, add asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves and saute well.
  4. Now add dal mixture, salt, sugar. Sauté on medium heat for 8-10 minutes without covering till it starts getting dry. Make sure to sauté continuously as it might stick to bottom.
  5. Bring it off flame, garnish with coriander, sprinkle some lemon juice and serve hot with Kairee Panhe.
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11 comments:

Priya said...

Very new for me, looks awesome and delicious..thanks for sharing..

Tanmaya Kulkarni said...

Thanks Priya. It was indeed very tasty.

tanmay said...
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tanmay sane said...

thanks for sharing

Tanmaya Kulkarni said...

Thanks Tanmay!

S KUMAR said...

very good ,
Sangeeta

S KUMAR said...

very good & handy. Thanks a lot,
Sangeeta & Deepti , Uttarakhand, Brijlal Hospital

Anonymous said...

very good & handy. Thanks a lot,
Sangeeta & Deepti , Uttarakhand, Brijlal Hospital

Anonymous said...

Thanks , also provide recepy for Pithalyachi Poli.
Sangeeta.

Ratnaprabha Bhoir said...

I made it n It was delicious

Ratnaprabha Bhoir said...

I made it n It was delicious

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