Tomato Dal

Monday, May 3, 2010

Toor Dal  3/4 cup
Tomato    3 medium sized
Tamarind  1 inch
Turmeric  1/4 teaspoon
Green chillies 3
Urad dal  1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds  1/2 teaspoon
Red Chilli  2 
Hing 2 pinches
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoon
(adjust accordingly)
Curry Leaves 6 to 8
Oil 3 teaspoons
Salt as needed

1. Cut tomatoes into pieces.

2. Heat a pan or kadai and add the toor dal and  dry roast till you get a nice aroma. Ensure that the dal does not get dark.

3. Wash the dal and put the dal in the pressure cooker or a pan, add the tomato pieces,green chillies,turmeric and make tamarind into small pieces and add it. Add 2 cups of water and cook until the dal is fully cooked.

4. Heat a pan add oil after oil is hot add urad dal,  mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and hing.

5. When mustard seeds spulter and dal changes to golden color . Add the dal ,salt and red chilli powder and cook for 2 minutes. If you want dal softer and thinner add water and cook for more time.


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