Jan 23, 2008

Loshni Thoy (Dal with Garlic)

I have mentioned about this Dal before, and a fellow blogger asked me about it also, so thought will blog about it today. This is the most simplest form of Thoy( Dal) in Konkani homes. It is mostly made when the side dishes are spicy and fiery, so this garlicky dal acts as a perfect combination with rice and helps mellow down the spice-effect, and not to forget the garlic which helps aid in the digestion. Also goes great with most fries and fish items. The name Loshni thoy itself will give you an idea that it has a whole lot of garlic in it. I like to pick out and eat the softened garlic in it and then slurrrrrrp on the dal. Simple, soothing and satisfying....


Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Hot green chillies, slit lengthwise - 4 -5
Garlic cloves, slightly crushed - 4
Haldi powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste


- Wash the dal and pressure cook with the green chillies for 3 whistles. It should be very soft and almost paste-like.
- In a vessel, take this boiled dal mixture, add water to adjust the consistency.
- Add the salt and haldi powder and bring to a boil. Take off from heat.
- Heat a small pan, take little oil, and add the crushed garlic cloves to it ( since the cloves are too big here, I crushed and then sliced roughly) and fry till slightly browned and soft.
- Add this to the boiled dal and cover. This way the aroma and flavour of the garlic tempering will remain in the dal.
- Serve hot with rice and fish fry or bangde dhodak or phodis.

Even this simplest form of dal, am sure will have its own variation in all homes. Is this how you make your Loshni Thoy/Garlicky Dal ??

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Asha said...

That sounds heavenly for a garlic lover like me girl. I do garlic in all my dal dish, this sounds even better!:)

Seema said...

This is a comfort food too for us konkani folks! Garlic tastes so yum...in any dish!

Meera said...

Never eaten loshni thoy - or konkani style garlic daal. but looks like a must try and simple too.

Maya said...

Thank you Asha..Do try it..

So true Seema, isn't it ??

Ya, try it Meera, its plain and simple..

Happy cook said...

I have never had this dal. But i do love dal. Just so comforting.

Vidya said...

Tughele gharla jevna evche go? Fish fry ani Loshne Thoy !

Keep posting yummy amchegele recipes !! :)

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Purnima said...

Maya..loshney phanna permbolu gives a heavenly feel..which oil is better for this thoy, coconut or cooking?
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Sagari said...

dal with garlic yummmmmmmmm thats one of the most comforting and satisfying

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vimmi said...

Never had this in my MIL's palce. Should ask her about it. Will try ur version. love garlic

Maya said...

Rightly said Happy cook, nothin is as comforting as dal. Wish my husb would agree on tht ;)..Do try it sometime..

Vidya, thanx for visiting and your comment..Amgele gharak evchak most welcome :)..

Purnima, we use normal cooking oil itself for this. Am sure coconut oil would be great also..Will do wht u mentioned here for the ads. And thnx for letting me knw abt Taste of India :)..

Sagari, true, nothing can beat the combo..

Vimmi, thanx and do try it sometime..