Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tomato Dal

Ingredients :
1 cup of toor dal
2 medium tomatoes(do not cut them)
5 green chillis slit lengthwise
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
A pinch of turmeric powder
2 cloves of garlic roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
4 dry red chillis
A few curry leaves
chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste
A pinch of Asafoetida
1 teaspoon oil
Few sprigs of cilantro 

Directions :
1. Wash toor dal and keep aside.
2. In a pressure cooker, add the toor dal, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, green chillis, garlic cloves and turmeric powder. Place the 2 tomatoes on top. Add water till it covers half of the tomato.
3. Cook on high heat till you get one whistle. Then lower the heat to medium and cook for 20mins ( or 3 more whistles). Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
4. After the pressure cooker cools down, we have to season the dal.
5. Heat a pan on medium and add oil. Once the oil is hot, add urad dal, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chillis and curry leaves. 
6. Once they are fried, add asafoetida. Now remove pressure cooker cap and with the help of a spoon remove the tomatoes and add it to the seasoning. Increase the heat and cook the tomatoes till water evaporates.
7. Add the cooked dal to the seasoning. Mix well and if required add some water to get the right consistency.
8. Add salt and red chilli powder. Bring dal to boil and add some finely chopped cilantro.
9. Transfer dal to serving bowl and server plain rice or roti.

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