Goan Dal - Popular Dal - Goa Style - Masala Trails With Smita Deo

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Aug. 16, 2018

Learn how to make authentic Goan Dal at home from our Chef Smita only on Rajshri Food.

Goan Dal is the most basic and most loved dish in Konkan cuisine. This dal that originates from Goa the most touristy place in India has found its place in most of the popular


Split green gram 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Green chillies 5 , slitted
Tomato 1 Medium , chop
Kokum 2
Salt To Taste
For masala paste:
Grated fresh coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Shallots 3
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
Tumeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
For tempering:
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Curry leaves 6
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , crush
Dry red goa chilies 3 , broken
Asafoetida 1/4 Teaspoon
Coconut oil 2 Tablespoon



1.Cook the pigeon peas along with the chillies, tomato and a cup of water.

2.Cook the drumsticks separately.

3.Grind all the ingredients under the masala paste with a little water.

4.Add the ground masala, kokum and the drumsticks to the cooked lentil and let it boil.

5.Heat the coconut oil and crackle the mustard seeds, add the cumin and the garlic and let the garlic turn golden. Add the asafetida and the chillies along with the curry leaves and lace this dal with the temper.


6.Serve along with rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 5