Dalitoy / Toor Dal Curry / Thove

Dalitoy is a "God Father" among all konkani food. It is the most favorite dish and prepared atleast once in a week. Very simple, tasty and easy recipe. Some of them add ginger / Alle to it but I dont. My husband loves it so much that I prepare it atleast twice a week and it goes well with all side dishes.

Time Taken : 15-20 Minutes

Yield : 3-4 servings

Dalitoy / Toor Dal Curry / Thove
Dalitoy / Toor Dal Curry / Thove


Seasoning :
Red Chillies3-4
Coconut Oil / Normal Oil2 tbsp
Curry Leaves7-8
Mustard Seeds / Saasama1 tbsp
Green Chilly2-3 splitted vertically
Cumin Seeds / Jeera1 tbsp

Others :
Toor Dal / Tori Dali1 glass
Turmeric Powder / Haldi1 Small in size
Asafoetida1/2 tsp
Coconut Oil / Normal Oil1 tbsp
Salt as needed

Wash and Soak Toor Dal for 20-30 minutes so as to take less time to boil. 

Method :

     1. Take toor dal, turmeric, oil and 3 glass of water in a cooker and wait for 2 whistles. After 2 whistles wait until it cools. Open the lid and switch on the stove again. Add Asafoetida and Salt. Allow to boil.

    2.  While it is boiling. Take a spatula and add coconut oil or normal oil or ghee into it. When it boils add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves. Wait until  color changes to brown.

     3.  When the toor dal starts to boil add the seasoning to it.
     4. Switch off the stove and serve hot.

Points To Remember :

  • We are adding turmeric powder and oil while boiling toor dal as it helps to boil fast.


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