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)
Urad dal:1 spn
Mustard seeds:1 spn
Cumin seeds:1 spn
Chilli powder:1 spn
Turmeric powder:1/2 spn
Curry Leaves:6-7 no
Dry Red Chillies:3
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.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.