Dali Thoy or Dalithoy is a simple easy to make Konkani Style Dal. This Vegan Spiced Lentil Curry can be prepared under 30 mins, as plain or with potato and it makes a delicious side dish for Poori or rice.
Dalitoy or Dali Tove is a Konkani Style spiced lentil broth. It is a quintessential simple dal made in almost every Konkani household. They are so fond of this dal that it has a place in their festival menus, regular menus and almost daily as how much the Dal is loved in Northern India.
I read about this dali toyi recipe when I was searching for my A to Z Indian Pooris and landed on Rantosse. Rantosse is a rice flour deep fried poori, popular in Konkani cuisine. Rantosse and Dali toye or Dalithoy or just thoy is a simple to make side dish for Poori without onions.
Rice Pooris with Potato Thoy is a traditional and popular konkani combination, served for breakfast and a special dish prepared on Holi Celebrations in many Gaud Saraswat Brahmin (GSB) homes.
I was so glad that I got a delicious combo dishes for both my A to Z Indian Poori Series and the current one that I am doing on A to Z Easy Family Dinner Ideas. If you are looking for quick to make, easy family dishes for weekdays, this Toor dal Curry is a must to make.
A to Z Easy Family Dinner Ideas
We started with yet another A to Z series and this year, I decided to make Easy Dinner dishes. This list runs in English Alphabet and for this month, the focus is on D, E and F. I have included side dishes, main dishes, one pot meals and desserts.
Dalitoy or Dali Tove (pronounced as ‘Tho-way) is a Vegan Spiced Lentil Stew. Making it pressure cooker gets this done in 20 mins time. This dal makes a wonderful part of Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner Recipes.
If you are short of what dinner ideas for tonight you can make, this simple dal comes handy. For another easy no onion no garlic recipe, try this Rajasthani Dahi Wale Aloo ki Sabzi
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Simple Pooris you can serve this:
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Step By Step Process for making Dalitoy
Wash the toor dal well and take it in a pressure cooker along with turmeric powder.
Cook for 2 to 3 whistles, once the pressure falls down, remove the lid.
Peel the skin from the potatoes and cube it into small pieces.
Add to the dal along with chopped green chilies and cover with lid.
Cook for another 2 whistles. Let the pressure fall down.
Once the pressure falls, add salt and cook on low flame while you prepare the tempering.
For tempering, Heat a small pan with oil/ghee, temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
When the seeds crackle, add red chilies, hing, and curry leaves.
Saute well and pour over the simmering dal.
Serve hot Rontose, the Konkani style rice pooris.
Ingredients Used in making Dali Thoy or Potato Thoy
Lentil Used: Split Pigeon Peas or Toor Dal is the Star Ingredient to make this dish. Some make it with Moong dal or Masoor Dal as well.
Vegetables Used: When you serve this with Rice, you can make it plain. Add potato to the dail when you serve with pooris.
Tempering: Temper this dal with simple spices like mustard and cumin. Many skip the turmeric powder and the dish looks the pale yellow colour.
Dali Thoy | How to make Dali Toyi Recipe
For Pressure Cooking
- 1 cup Toor Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu / Kandi Pappu
- 1 small Potato / Aloo
- 2 to 3 nos Green Chilies
- A Pinch Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil/ Ghee
- 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 3 to 4 nos Dry Red Chilies
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 sprig Curry Leaves
- Salt to taste
- A Pinch Asafoetida / Hing
How to make Dali Toye Recipe
- Wash the toor dal and take it in a pressure cooker along with turmeric powder.
- Cook for 2 to 3 whistles, once the pressure falls down, remove the lid.
- Peel the skin from the potatoes and cube it into small pieces.
- Add to the dal along with chopped green chilies and cover with lid. Cook for another 2 whistles. Let the pressure fall down.
- Once the pressure falls, add salt and cook on low flame while you prepare the tempering.
- Heat a small pan with oil/ghee, temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add red chilies, hing, and curry leaves.
- Saute well and pour over the simmering dal.
- Serve hot Rontose, the Konkani style rice pooris.