Tomato Dal

Tomato dal a simple and common dish made at home but the purpose of me to blog this recipe is for my friends who want to learn cooking and few frens who r staying abroad to do their future studies and away from parents.One of my Btech fren Rajkoti has asked me this recipe and then I got an idea why cant I even blog simple recipes like this which may help atleast few of my frens.
Toor Dal:1 cup Boiled n mashed(Pressure cook the dal for 5-6 whistles and dal will be cooked)
Tomatoes:2 medium(diced/cut length wise)
Garlic:3 cloves(Crushed)
Urad dal:1 spn
Mustard seeds:1 spn
Cumin seeds:1 spn
Hinge:2 pinches
Chilli powder:1 spn
Turmeric powder:1/2 spn
Curry Leaves:6-7 no
Salt:to taste
Dry Red Chillies:3
Green Chillies:3(silt)
Oil:2 spn
1.Pressure cook toor dal(I use 1:2 ratio of water for cooking toor dal),we need to pressure cook the tomato,onion and crushed garlic too in different cooker plate.After 5-6 whistles turn off the flame and for the pressure to come out completely and now drain the excess water from tomato n onion and put aside,in the same way drain the excess water if any from toor dal and the mash the cooked dal and put aside.
2.Heat a pan on flame,add oil and when hot add the cumin seeds and when they splatter add in the urad dal,mustard seeds and fry till golden brown,now add the hinge,curry leaves,dry red chillies,green chillies and fry for 2 mins and when done add in the cooked tomato,onion n garlic to the tempering,add salt,turmeric powder,chilli pwder and give it a good mix and let it for another
3-4 mins.
3.Now add the boiled and mashed toor dal,mix well and check the consistency,if u want it to be thin add the water dat is collected from the drained tomatoes and toor dal.
4.Put the heat on medium on cook for 8-10 mins and finally add little chopped cilantro and turn off the flame.
Serve it hot with Plain rice/chapathi/puri.Add few drops of lime juice to the dal while serving this is an optinal.
My hubby likes to have this tomato dal with any fries like Potato/Plantin.That really gives a good taste.Tpmato dal and Potato Stir fry makes a good combo.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

healthy dhal and they come out great with tomatoes... mmm perfect for rice, slurrp slurrp!!!

Subhie Arun said...

healthy fav too....yummy..yummy

Ammu said...

Simple & healthy. Cutely presented.