July 22, 2013

Tomatoes with Mixed Dal

Ingredients:
Arhar Dal - 50 gms
Moong Dal - 50 gms
Masoor dal - 50 gms
Onions - 2
Green Chillies - 5-6
Tomatoes - 100 gms
Garlic Pod - 1
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves - Small bunch (chopped)
Oil - 2 tsp

For Talimpu:
Ghee - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Broken red chilli -1
Curry leaves - few



Method:

  • Wash and soak dals for 15 minutes. Pressure cook the dals with sufficient water till tender and soft.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in kadai, add cumin seeds and fry till it splutters.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic and green chillies. Saute till onions are transparent. 
  • Add chopped tomatoes, salt, turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook till tomatoes are soft and tender.
  • Add mashed dal and mix well.
  • Add 2 cups of water and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until dal becomes little thick.
  • Remove from fire.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients and fry till mustard crackles.
  • Pour this over dal.
  • Serve with rice or chapati.
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