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Dalitoy - holycowvegan.net
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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6


  • 1 cup toovar dal , cover with water, add 1/2 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bring the dal to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer another 10 minutes.
  • Add the coconut shreds and salt to taste.
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with some fresh coriander, if you like.