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Dhali Thoy

Dhali Thoy is a popular Konkani special dhal which is a must in most of the GSB homes.This dhal is prepared with tuvar dhal (split red gram).Any functions like weddings,temple functions,you’ll get this yummy dhal to relish it.The aroma of asafoetida is simply aromatic.This dhal is a very good combination with rice.During weddings and temple functions this is served on plantain leaves which people just enjoy to slurp.I like the strong flavour of hing in the dhali.Dhali goes best with the rice.The other popular combos with dhali are chapathi/dhali, khotto.idli /dhali,Shevai(string hoppers)/dhali etc.

Tuvar dhal (split red gram)-1 cup
Green chillies-4 slit into 2
Salt to taste

To temper:
Mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 sprigs
Long red chillies-2 chopped into bits
Hing powder-2 pinches


  1. Wash and boil the dhal in cooker for 2 whistles and simmer for 5 minutes .
  2. Once the pressure releases open the lid .
  3. Add water to adjust the consistency,you may keep the dhal thick or thin.
  4. Add salt,green chillies, and take a boil.
  5. For tempering  heat ghee , add mustard seeds,once the mustard seeds starts to splutter add curry leaves,red chillies and hing.
  6. Temper (tadka) it to the dhal and close the lid immediately to retain the flavour.
  7. Serve it hot with rice.


  • You can also add solid hing (kada hing) dissolved in water.
  • When you temper  with the hing water, off the flame and add it ,or else it will catch fire and the entire seasoning will burn.
  • Reduce the flame while adding hing powder.
  • The reason to close the lid while tempering is, so that the aroma remains inside the dhal.
  • You can also garnish with coriander leaves.
  • You may also add 1 chopped tomato while boiling the cooked dhal.
  • You may also mix coconut oil and ghee while seasoning.

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I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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