Monday, August 13, 2012


Dalitoy is a signature dish of coastal people. Dalitoy is dal + toyam (Toyam is water in sanskrit) or broth of lentils. Simple to make and taste just yummmy. Dalitoy can be eaten in any season irrespective of side dish.
Dalitoy is made using garlic and the other without garlic.

I thought of not writing recipe of dalitoy as it is  common dish and is known to everyone. Still they say "Food is incomplete without dalitoy " so also this blog.

All needed is :

Dalitoy without Garlic

Turdal               2cups
Green Chillies   5-6
Tamatoes          2  small cuts into cubes
Turmeric           1/4 Tsp
Asafoetida        a pinch
Salt                  1 tsp
Coconut           2 Tbsp    (Finely grated)  
Coriander Leaves  2 Tsp (Finely chopped)

Pressure cook all the above ingredients (Take around 5 whistles) .So that the dal is very finely cooked. Now using a buttermilk churner mix the dal well.

For Tadka :

Curry leaves 
Mustard          1 tsp
Asafoetida       1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies 2 -3 

In a pan, put around a tbsp of coconut oil or ghee  add mustard let it crackle then add curry leaves, asafoetida and dry chillies. Fry for a minute. Give this tadka to the above boiled dal.

For Dalitoy with garlic  : The only changes to be made is while cooking dal add finely chopped garlic 2-3 pods and 1 Tsp of cummin seeds. And for tadka additional thing is 4-5 pods of garlic crushed ** donot add asafoetida.

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