This should have been my first post. This simple daal is called the ‘Kuladevata’ of Konkani cuisine :) Be it any function,pooja or party, the daaLithoi is inevitably present and infact for some people daaLithoi is a must everyday.


  • 1 cup Toor Dhal
  • 3 Green Chillies - slit
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil
  • Mustard - half teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - 6 to 7
  • Red chillies - 2
  • asafoetida (hing) powder


  • Wash and pressure cook the daal
  • When the cooker cools down, open and churn the cooked daal.
  • Add enough water so that the dhal is of the consistency you like.
  • Add the green chillies, ginger cut into small pieces and salt to taste.
  • Bring to boil and then cook on a small flame for a few minutes.
  • For seasoning heat oil in a small pan.
  • Add mustard seeds.When they splutter, add red chillies and curry leaves. Then add a large pinch of asafoetida powder.
  • Add it to the daal and close the lid immediately.
  • Serve with rice. Many people like it with ghee or lemon.

Preparation time: 20 minutes