Malvani Vatli Dal Recipe
It is one of the dishes from the Malvani cuisine of the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa.
Malvani Vatli Dal is one of the dishes from the Malvani cuisine of the Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. The cuisine is named after a coastal town in the Sindhu Durga district on the west coast of Maharashtra. Malvani town has their own style of cooking which uses coconut of all forms extensively in their cuisine. While fishes dominate their cuisine, they do have some delicious vegetarian recipes. This vatli dal is one such delicious curry which is usually prepared during Chaitra month, the first month in the Marathi calendar to welcome spring. Vatli dal is Marathi translates to grounded dal. Vatli dal is usually prepared as tea time snack and served with Kairee Panhe, a sweet sharbat drink prepared using raw mango. Chana dal is grounded with spices, later fried and sautéed with tadka. This dal crumble makes a great evening time snack and it’s healthy too.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Chana dal recipes such as
- 1 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1 tablespoon Sunflower Oil
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Curry leaves , Handful
- Salt , as required
- Sugar , a pinch
- 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Handful, chopped
How to make Malvani Vatli Dal Recipe
Soak Channa dal in water for about 8 hours or over midnight. Drain water completely
Grind dal into a fine paste with green chilies. Ensure not to add water to grind the dal.
Heat oil in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and cumin seeds. Allow it to splutter.
Once they splutter, add asafetida and turmeric leaves. Saute well.
Now, add grounded dal to the kadai. Season with salt and sugar.
Saute them on medium heat continuously for about 10 minutes without the lid.
Cook until the mixture looks dry. The dal might get stick to the bottom. Hence, ensure to stir them continuously.
Once the dal is dry and looks like crumble, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and drizzle lemon juice on the top.
Malvani Vatli Dal Recipe is part of the North Eastern Recipe Contest