Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

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Dali Thoy, a simple Vegan Spiced Lentil / Dal made with minimal ingredients.
This will be a great soup to serve on a chilly night with some homemade Indian flatbread or rice.

Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

It is already the last month of the year. Every year passes by much quicker than the year before and we are getting a year wiser. As the months pass by, the kids are growing up more and more quickly and as a mom, my struggle to feed them healthy and tasty also increases. I should be really thankful that my boys are not at all picky and would eat anything. I have to admit that when comes to trying out different food, they are way better than many adults. That actually makes my job as a Food Blogger much more fun and exciting.

Talking about kids, my theme for this week is Kid’s delight – Soups and Stews. It is the soup season and we all welcome a bowl of hot soup for dinner. One of the main reasons I make soup is for my boys. They love soups and if I have to pick their favorite, it would be tomato soup. They would though, eat any kind of soup that I serve them. I am the only person in the house who is not a big soup lover and would just drink a bowl, so that I am not a bad influence on the kids.

This first soup / dal that I chose is very special. I first tasted this dal in my dear friend Lalitha and Harish’s house. They were our neighbors when we first moved to Oklahoma. They were the first family we knew in Oklahoma, first family who had us over for dinner and also someone who guided us through every essentials in a new town. This dal is Lalitha’s trademark recipe and I just love it when she makes it. Every chance I get, I request her to make this dal for us and every time she would happily bring me a large container full of this dal.

The boys have also named this dal as Lalitha Aunty’s Dal. I wanted to make this dali thoy for them and hence called Lalitha for her recipe and she happily passed it on. This is the simplest dal you could make and it tastes out of the world. The usual Indian dal’s are seasoned with ghee for the flavor and aroma, but this dal has to be seasoned with coconut oil. Make sure you use good quality coconut oil for a lovely flavor.

Dali Thoy recipe has very minimal ingredients and can be made under 30 minutes. I need to use my Instant pot to make this next time. I thought I had made a large pot full of dali thoy, but it disappeared before I knew it. This is a great Vegan Dal recipe for all my Vegan friends.

 

 

Ingredients to make Dali Thoy – (serves 4)

  • Toor dal / Red Gram dal / Tuvaram paruppu – 1 cup
  • Green chilies – 3 (slit)
  • Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Red chilies – 3
  • Asafetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Salt – to taste

Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

Procedure to Make Dali Thoy –

  • Wash and clean the toor dal / Red gram lentils in clear running water. Add about 3 cups of water to the lentils along with the green chilies. Cook the lentils until they are very soft and mushy. A pressure cooker works great as well as an Instant pot. 
  • Once the dal is cooked, mash it well using a masher. I love my wooden Matthu (masher) for this purpose. The dal should be cooked quite well that it can be mashed very easily.
  • Add more water if you need the consistency to be thinner. I like this particular dal to be thinner and hence I added about a cup more of water.
  • Place the dal back in flame and bring it to a gentle boil. Add the salt needed for the dal.
  • In a small pan, heat the coconut oil. Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, red chilies, curry leaves and asafetida and let it splutter. Add this to the cooked dal and let it simmer for about 5 more minutes.

Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

  • Take the dal off the flame and keep it covered for few minutes for the flavors to combine. Serve with rice or as is as soup.

Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

Sending this recipe to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by Srividhya themed on Soups and Stews.

 

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Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

Dali Thoy, a simple Vegan Spiced Lentil / Dal made with minimal ingredients. This will be a great soup to serve on a chilly night with some homemade Indian flatbread or rice.

Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People

Ingredients

  • Toor dal / Red Gram dal / Tuvaram paruppu - 1 cup
  • Green chilies - 3 slit
  • Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Red chilies - 3
  • Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Salt - to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and clean the toor dal / Red gram lentils in clear running water. Add about 3 cups of water to the lentils along with the green chilies. Cook the lentils until they are very soft and mushy. A pressure cooker works great as well as an Instant pot.
  2. Once the dal is cooked, mash it well using a masher. I love my wooden Matthu (masher) for this purpose. The dal should be cooked quite well that it can be mashed very easily.
  3. Add more water if you need the consistency to be thinner. I like this particular dal to be thinner and hence I added about a cup more of water.
  4. Place the dal back in flame and bring it to a gentle boil. Add the salt needed for the dal.
  5. In a small pan, heat the coconut oil. Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, red chilies, curry leaves and asafetida and let it splutter. Add this to the cooked dal and let it simmer for about 5 more minutes.
  6. Take the dal off the flame and keep it covered for few minutes for the flavors to combine. Serve with rice or as is as soup.

8 thoughts on “Dali Thoy | Konkani Style Dal | Vegan Spiced Lentil

  1. Sandhya, I always feel so good reading about your boys and wishing mine were like that! Its so wonderful and you have really done a great job in getting them accept all food..this soup looks so yummy!

  2. I am not a soup person either , but this one doesn’t sound like those typical soups , this is more like our daily daal and sounds like a perfect simple comfort food . Coconut oil must be imparting a unique flavour .

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