Gujarati Wedding Dal
The one dish that we sometimes crave for is a simple homemade dal with rice. A simple delicacy of cooked lentils flavoured with kokum or lemon/lime and jaggery or sugar, there are other spices that make this dal a hit. Most of the chefs say that balancing the art of sweet and sour in this preparation is a skill. I can’t agree more!
So you must be thinking what is the difference between household dal and wedding dal? Let me explain that first…I personally even don’t take time to prepare wedding style dal every time I prepare the dal, I just don’t elaborate on all those ingredients used during wedding, instead I make simple, quick dal to serve in my everyday meal. But may be once in a two weeks or so, I crave for that wedding dal flavor and I try to prepare the dal with extra love and care by taking time to gather all the ingredients, taste test many times before serving to make sure it has that taste and of course the aroma would tell how good it has turned out! You can watch the video below to see how quick I prepare my everyday meal thali.
This dal is specially made for Gujarati Wedding (Lagan) – any Gujarati wedding feast is incomplete without the traditional Vara ni Dal, or Toor Dal. For such grand occasions, the dal is boiled over and over again to get the best flavour.It has a characteristic taste that comes from spices like cinnamon, cloves, curry leaves and fenugreek, and the Tadka is made of Ghee, instead of oil, giving it that rich velvety feel which keeps you getting up again for another cup of Dal! Try it, and you’ll see for yourself why this fuss-free recipe is so cherished even on wedding occasions.. My favorite combination is Dal, Bhat, Ringan Bateta nu Shaak, Roti and of course condiments such as Kachumber(salad), Papad, Pickle, Raita and so on.
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Watch me making the whole Thali Meal Menu in the following video.