Oct 26, 2007

Alle Dalitoy, Katpadi Style Ginger Dal

Ginger Dal
"Ginger" always reminds me of my Dad. He just loved ginger and wanted to add ginger in every kind of food. Back when me, my brothers and sisters were little, we just hated ginger and would unanimously protest. But now, Ginger gives me sweet memories of my Dad, its a reminder of his love and affection and his hard work to raise a big family.

Dalitoy is one of the signature Konkani dishes. Usually dalitoy is made with hing as in here.
I had never tasted any other kinds of dal till I had to live away from my home for my studies. I was living as a paying guest in one of the Konkani household in Udupi, the lady was from katpadi, a small village near Udupi. She used to make dalitoy with Ginger. I never liked it in the beginning, as I had this preconception that anything with ginger doesn't taste good. But I had to eat it without any choice. After a few meals, I started liking it and to my surprise, now sometimes cook that too.

Here is the recipe
1 cup tuvar dal
2 cup water
1/2"cube ginger
4 green chillies
salt
2 tsp oil
2 red chillies, broken in pieces
1/2 tsp mustard
1 sprig curry leaves

Wash and rinse tuvar dal. Cook in the pressure cooker till soft. Transfer to the sauce pan, add slit green chillies, finely chopped ginger and salt,bring it to a boil, then simmer on low flame for 10mins.
For the seasoning, heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, add red chillies and curry leaves. Pour it over the dal. Adjust salt.

Serve with rice and pickles or papad.

41 comments:

Madhu said...

Beautiful preetation Manjula. Like the recipe, we make it similar way call thove. Ginger is nice addition will give it a try next time.

Linda said...

Hi Manjula,

Ginger is not my favorite either (gasp!) but your alle dalitoy is looking very tasty :)

musical said...

Manjula, ginger is my favorite spice! i am surely gonna' make this version of dalitoy. All my daal recipes usually have ginger-something that i think i got from Mom :).

Asha said...

I like ginger, this is a gorgeous looking Dalitoy, will definitely try. Good to see you back Manjula. Thanks for posting this traditional dish!:))

Sharmi said...

I would love to try this, sounds very simple and nice:) what rice is that? rosematta?

Manjula said...

Sharmi,
Yeah..Its Rosematta..sold as 'Kerala Kutrimatta Rice' in Indian stores.

sagari said...

looks very very yummy

Shivapriya said...

I learnt this dish from my friend, I love the taste of fresh ginger. I usually make this dal with chapati. Nice picture by the way

Nagesh Pai said...

Hi Manjula,

The daalitoy with the ukdo rice reminds me of my trip to mangalore three years back. Making me feel highly nostalgic!

i will try to make this one!

Thanks so much for Linking Radio Idli on your blog! Let me know whenever you plan to have videos or podcasts of your wonderful recipe's.

pelicano said...

I love the way that you have presented the rice Manjula! Beautiful. I have made daalitoy several times since I discovered this dish- it is delicious, easy, and comforting- but have never heard of this variation with ginger. So, on my next daalitoy craving I will try this recipe.

Strange how we re-think memories as we get older isn't it? I, too, have found myself preparing dishes that remind me of childhood days and before I found grey hairs. ;-)

shilpa(AR) said...

Manjula, we always make dalitoy with ginger. I was so surprised when I came across the SK style dalitoy without ginger for the first time. It led to lots of discussion on my blog when I posted our style :). I don't like ginger pieces that we can taste in this, but yes, I love the aroma it gives to thoy.
I never tasted it with ukdo tandul sheet. I will have to try sometime :).

zlamushka said...

What a pretty pile of rice raising from the sea of dal curry. So romantic, I love this. Any chance of participating my Spoonful of Christmas event, I have extended the deadline for another month, so whenever you re in a Christmasy mood...

Jeena said...

Hey Manjula lovely recipe I also love ginger too. It's great that cooking ginger reminds you of your dad. :)
Love the picture. :)

Sia said...

hi girl,
just saw ur comment. here is the link. hope u enjoy it:) and if u have leftovers u know where to send;)

Nayak Mayi said...

Manjula,

Tried this version of dal with ginger, its very tasty. I will make it often from now. Thanks.

Eskay said...

nice one manjula...didnt know it was called "katpadi style"

Manjula said...

Eskay,
Thats the name given by me :) since I learned it from a lady who is from Katpadi, and also the Konkani households in Udupi-Katpadi areas make it more often.

Shivapriya said...

Hey where are you??Hope everything is fine with you.

Seema said...

First time at your blog.. you have a great blog with super recipes! nice to stop by a konkani blog!!

Pelicano said...

Hey Manjula- I made this tonight too! I had a great craving for it since the weather has been cold here. I love the new look of your blog BTW!

Mansi Desai said...

Hi Manjula, it's my first time on your blog...this dal looks very nice, esp with the mound of rice:)

Ginger must add a nice taste to the dal!

Anonymous said...

Hi Manjula

How are you. No new posts for a long time. Hope all is well with you.Look forward to new posts.
cheers
lavanya

Manjula said...

Hi Lavanya, Shivapriya and Everyone,
Thanks for all those emails and comments expressing concerns as to why there has been no recent posts in my blog. Me too miss the blogging..just that I am busy with some other things for the time being..will surely continue to blog..once I find time to resume my cooking :)

Happy cooking and Happy blogging.

Happy New Year to you all

-Manjula
here From Dalitoy

Sorina said...

Everything on that plate looks amazing!

vimmi said...

i also sometimes dont like a dal if it has strong ginger taste. but i do put ginger in dals. will try this version.

Pooja said...

i love ginger taste :) . ginger dal is a tempting idea for me .thanks for sharing dalitoy:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Manjula ...We miss you, why no posts. Hope all is well.

SK

pim said...

Hi.. my hubby is a konkani and just loves dalitoy... i need to make ur version as well now

Sia said...

where r u girl?

Roopa said...

hi manjula where r u?

Shilpa said...

Was hoping to see a post yesterday :(

maybelles mom said...

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maybelles mom said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey Manjula...what happened, hope all is well........Purnima

nithin said...

Hi Manjula,

Long time since you updated your blog. I hope everything is going OK with you.
Personally, even I dislike ginger. My mom used to serve "Limbiya Kanchi" with "Payaj" and she used add "Alle" to "Kanchi".
Anyways, do you use "Narayal Tayal" (Coconut Oil) for "Phana"?
I really love the aroma and flavor it brings to the food. Even though I realise it is bit unhealthy.
I used to cook long time back. And whenever I used to make "Phoodis" (Fritters) I used to deep fry them in regular oil and then drizzle them with a dash of coconut oil for flavor.

Anyways, looking forward to hearing from you soon.

- Nithin

Ashwin K said...

the recipe is definitely authentic and yummy. As a variant, while cooking the daal in the cooker, you can add 2 - 3 tomatoes. The tomatoes can be cut into 4s.

P S Pai said...

Hi!!

I'm from Katpadi and I love the daalitoy served in venkatramana temple there...during teru :)
Missing it now..

P S Pai

DrSujeer said...

Dalitoy burkuka then manth ruchiiiiiiiiii

Mahesh.bhat.k said...

Thank you for adding this recipe ! i know it tastes good because i am from katpadi , and i will tell "who ever reads this recipe please try it, its tastes good with rice".

Mahesh.bhat.k said...

I am from "katpadi" , the DAL really tastes good and i have tasted it many times in KATPADI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE during car festival and other occisions of temple.And who ever reads this recipe please try this its really good.

Mahesh.bhat.k said...

I am from "katpadi" , the DAL really tastes good and i have tasted it many times in KATPADI VENKATARAMANA TEMPLE during car festival and other occisions of temple.And who ever reads this recipe please try this its really good.