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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup toovar dal, cover with water, add ½ tsp turmeric, and cook until the lentils are quite mushy
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil, like canola
  • A generous pinch of asafetida (hing)
  • 2 tbsp coconut shreds (optional)
  • 10 curry leaves (optional)
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  1. Heat the oil, add mustard seeds and asafetida. When the seeds sputter, add the curry leaves and red chillies. Stir fry for a couple of seconds.
  2. Add the cooked dal and enough water to get a fairly watery consistency. A dalitoy is typically quite thin, although you could make it thicker if you prefer it.
  3. Bring the dal to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer another 10 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut shreds and salt to taste.
  5. Turn off the heat. Garnish with some fresh coriander, if you like.
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at http://holycowvegan.net/dalitoy/