Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mangalore style Daaliso saar with Bimblee - Lentil Soup, My Mom's Way.

This is the recipe for traditional Daaliso saar with Bimblees (lentil soup) made at home to accompany white or boiled rice and a meat dish. I learned this recipe from my mum who learned it from her mom . Alongside with masala fried fish the combination is sublime.

Bimblees are also known as Bimbli or Bilimbi is a tart tiny cucumber found commonly growing on trees in backyards of most houses in Mangalore. It is added to fish curries or prawn curries for bites of sourness. For images and details on bimblee you could visit this link 

Toovar dal: 1/2 cup washed
Onion sliced: 1 medium
Tomato chopped: 1 small
Garlic flakes: 2 crushed
Green chillies slit: 2
Bimblees sliced horizontally: 3 nos (optional)
Salt to taste.
Oil: 1 tbsp
Crushed garlic flakes:2
Curry leaves: few
Hing: pinch
1. Take all ingredients for the dal in a pressure cooker with 2 cups water and allow 2 whistles on medium heat.
2. In a large vessel take oil, when hot add crushed garlic, curry leaves and hing. Fry till garlic is brown and fragnant. Add cooked dal immediately over seasoning. Add water if thinner consistency is required. Check salt. Bring to boil. Serve with boiled rice, masala fried fish and dry vegetable sukke on side.


Roshan said...

A very simple and delicious mangalorean dhaal...

Carol Pereira said...

Thankyou Roshan.....so glad you liked it :)

Carol Pereira said...
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Roshan said...

Tried it yesterday and delicious... thanks for the simple recipe ..

Carol Pereira said...

Glad you liked it Roshan....one of my fav too :)

Anonymous said...

Love the way this dal looks, does it have mustard in the seasoning?

Carol Pereira said...

Hi Anonymous, thanks for stopping by. No this dal has no mustard in its seasoning. You could use 1/2 a tsp of mustard seeds if you like.

Anonymous said...

Bimblee == ?. Is it Kokum?


Shukriya for the site.

As my mom says: "Tukka deo bare karo"

Carol Pereira said...

Hi Steven,

Thankyou for stopping by. Apologies for the delay in replying.

Bimblee also known as Bimbli or bilimbi is found commonly growing on a tree in backyards of most houses in Mangalore. It is not kokum. For images and details on bimblee you could visit this link http://www.thefullwiki.org/Averrhoa_bilimbi

A good substitute for bimblee is raw mango, howevere you could even use kokum.

I hope that helps.

I hope you try the recipe and many more. Would love to know how you liked them :)

Thanks for your appreciation "Tukka deo bare karo"


Unknown said...

I liked the receipe. I prepare it the same way but this time I did not add the ginger and did not season with mustard.
Cheers! !