Daal is a staple diet in almost all Indian households. Daal is a good source of protein and is also included in meals even when on a diet as it is wholesome and is good for our health. Daali toay…. a type of thin daal with ginger and green chillies flavour from the NKGSB cuisine of Karwar.

The word toay means… thin watery! This daal is purposely made a bit thin in consistency. The NKGSBs are ardent fish eaters. But on certain days when only veg food is made for religious purposes, toay is a preferred favourite! An accompaniment of some Phodi by the side will do very well with it!

For more such daal recipies do give a try to the……

1) Daal Tadka

2) Nutri Daal Fry

3) Varan

Here’s the recipe for Daali Toay….


1/2 cup tuar daal (split pigeon peas)

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

2 Green chillies

1 inch Ginger

2 tsp Homemade ghee clarified butter)

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

1 sprig Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Fresh coriander leaves


1. Soak the daal in sufficient water for about 1 1/2 hour.

2. Wash thoroughly and pressure cook adding salt, green chilli pieces(long), ginger slices and turmeric powder.

3. Remove the cooked daal from the pressure cooker and mash lightly. Add salt and sufficient water to get a thin consistency. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the chopped coriander leaves.

4. For tempering, in a small kadhai Heat the ghee and add the mustard seeds. As soon as they splutter add the asafoetida and the curry leaves. Pour this over the daal and keep covered for a while.

5. Serve with hot steamed rice and some Poori Bhaaji (potato vegetable) or Aaloo Gobhi and

6. Also do serve a helping of some yummy Ambade Kaarle Lonche or Gaajar Flower Taaja Loncha by the side.

7. Else just serve some NKGSB Style Sweet And Sour Raw Mango Chutney as an accompaniment.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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