A chawal with ghee/ dal rice is a must for a Sadya. The aroma of melted ghee over hot rice and dal is really a great way to start a meal.
Dal chaval is a very healthy, nutritious and protein rich lentil curry with a unique flavour that goes well with rice or rotis.
Dal chawal

Dal Chawal with ghee – Just imagine a large, banana leaf filled with up with many wildly flavourful and addictively vegetarian curries sitting alongside servings of dhal (lentils), spicy vegetables and a guaranteed-to-be-yummy dessert payasam. This is the way of serving a Kerala sadhya. Among Dal plays an important role with his companion ghee (clarified butter)

Dal chaval is a very healthy, nutritious and protein rich lentil curry with a unique flavour that goes well with rice or rotis.
Dal chaval is a very healthy, nutritious and protein rich lentil curry with a unique flavour that goes well with rice or rotis.

There are many more variations of Dal… it differs from state to state, city to city, home to home.



Dal chaval is a very healthy, nutritious and protein rich lentil curry with a unique flavour that goes well with rice or rotis.
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A chawal with ghee/ dal rice is a must for a Sadya. Daal is the first course to have with rice. It is often served with ghee. The aroma of melted ghee over hot rice and dal is really a great way to start a meal.




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Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee cooking instructions:

  • serves- 4
  • preparation time – 10 minutes
  • cooking time 20 minutes

Ingredients to make:

Moong dal 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Ghee 2 tsp/ salt to taste
Coconut 1/4 cup
Green Chillies 1-2
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Garlic 2 pods

Method to make Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee

  1. Dry roast the moong dal for a couple of minutes until it changes colour. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  2. Once it’s slightly brown, take off the pan and wash and cook with turmeric powder and about 1.5 cups of water.
  3. Grind the coconut with chillies, cumin and garlic to a fine paste, adding water as required.
  4. Once the dal is fully cooked, transfer it to a pan and bring it to a boil.
  5. Add the coconut paste, salt and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. You can add more water if the dal is thick.
  6. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies as well. And add in to the mix.
  7. Add a spoon or two of ghee and mix. . Your yummy simple Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee is ready to serve with rice.
     

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Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee

A chawal with ghee/ dal rice is a must for a Sadya. The aroma of melted ghee over hot rice and dal is really a great way to start a meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 155kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 pods garlic
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Dry roast the moong dal for a couple of minutes until it changes colour. Stir continuously to avoid burning.


  • Once its slightly brown, take off the pan and wash and cook with turmeric powder and about 1.5 cups of water.


  • Grind the coconut with chillies, cumin and garlic to a fine paste, adding water as required.


  • Once the dal is fully cooked, transfer it to a pan and bring it to a boil.


  • Add the coconut paste, salt and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. You can add more water if the dal is thick.


  • Heat 3 table spoons of oil, temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies as well. And add in to the mix.


  • Add a spoon or two of ghee and mix. . Your yummy simple Dal Chawal with ghee/ Dal rice with ghee is ready to serve with rice.


Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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