Osaman (Gujarati Dal)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This recipe is from the 'Young Times'.

Top Review by Shakahari

Wonderful very authentic Gujarati Dal recipe! It was really easy to make, especially if you have a pressure cooker for the dal. The only thing I did different, which I recommend, is to add the green chili and peanuts to the “tarka� (the seasoning step at the end) so that they fry and cook a bit before adding to the dal. Great with rice and yogurt!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dilute the tamarind pulp in a bowl with 4 tbsps.
  2. of water, making sure that there are no lumps and keep aside.
  3. Wash the lentils.
  4. Bring the lentils to a boil in 2 cups of water.
  5. Allow to simmer until nearly done.
  6. Add turmeric powder, tamarind water, green chillies, jaggery, peanuts and salt.
  7. Simmer until dal is cooked.
  8. Heat oil in a small pan.
  9. Add mustard seeds.
  10. Allow to crackle.
  11. Add cumin seeds, hing, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  12. Remove from flame after a minute.
  13. Pour the oil and spices into the lentils.
  14. Serve hot garnished with corriander leaves.
  15. This is best served with hot steamed white Basmati rice.
  16. It makes a great afternoon lunch that is easily digestible, hearty in character and tasty too!

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