August 18, 2011

Spicy Gobi Dal

Ingredients :

Toor Dal : 1/2 cup
Cauliflower / Gobi Florets : 1 cup
Onion : 1
Tomato : 1
Tamarind : Gooseberry size ball
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 1 sprig
Garlic Cloves : 2 or 3
Green Chillies : 3
Dried Red Chilli : 1
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp (Optional)
A big pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tsp
Method :
Put the toor dal, gobi florets, chopped tomato, chopped onion, tamarind, green chillies and 1.5 cups of water in a pressure cooker and cook till 3 whistles. Turn off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a vessel. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. Add the garlic cloves, red chilli and curry leaves to it and fry for a few seconds. Now add the gobi dal mixture, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric to it and cook for 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot with roti or steamed rice, dollop of ghee and some papads.


  1. thats my fav.winter delicacy. looks yummy.

  2. This is new to me. I love gobi soni might trynthis soon

  3. Dal looks soo comforting and delicious..

  4. Learned a new way of making dal with cauliflower..looks very comforting

    Aaha Oho

  5. Comfort food...delicious dal

  6. Dal with gobi is very new to me !! looks delicious !!

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  7. It is favorite and it looks delicious.


  8. Wow that looks absolutely tempting dal. gorgeous picture that make anyone drooooooooooool.

  9. Have never tried cooking gobhi with dal. Sounds like a delicious combination. I should try it soon.

  10. never made this combo..sounds interesting

  11. Cauliflower dal looks very yummy.

  12. must try new dish to me very yummy..

  13. Gobi is something new to me...very comforting curry anytime

  14. Hello Hari Chandana, This is the first time i am visiting your blog and i am impressed with some unique combo dishes you have in your archive. I was intrigued by your name, having seen your comments in a few food blogs that i was browsing and happy to know you are based in Hyderabad. My mom used to make this dal since this was the only way to make me eat Gobi as a kid. Haven't eaten this dish in so long and brings back fond memories.

  15. that is a lovely combo...and I simply love the clicks... the picture speaks for itself... yumm.

  16. I never tried indian cuisine, and now I am dying to try this :)

  17. Adding veggies to dal sounds healthy. simple and deicious side dish

  18. Nice & refreshing change to regular dal...Makes it all the more nutritious with additon of vegetables..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Nice delicious combo..looks delicious

  20. Hi Hari,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I had never heard of this kind of dal and it really sounds yummy. Actually I see quite a number of dishes here that are new to me. Thanks a lot as this helps me expand my cooking skills, after all I do get tired of eating the same thing everyday. I would like to be your follower, but it seems that that link is not working now. I will try again later. Thanks again.

  21. A new combo to me! sounds healthy :)

  22. Never tried making dal from gobi. new one to me. will try it soon


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