Monday, May 23, 2011

South Indian Dal

I make this dal very often which is easy and quick.It goes well with anything like some hot rice and spicy potato fry or chappati with dry subzi.Its easy to make and goes also well with coconut rice.When i am not in the mood for cooking or i need to do something quick this is the one i make.If you have boiled toor dhal in hand its easy to make.

Ingredients :
1.Toor Dhal : 1/2 cup
2.Tomato : 1(medium)
3.Ginger : 1'inch chopped
4.Green chilli : 2 slit longwise
5.Red Chilli Powder : 1tsp
6.Coriander Powder : 1tsp
7.Salt : to taste
8.Coriander Leaves : 1tbsp

For Tempering :
1.Ghee/Oil : 1tbsp
2.Mustard Seeds : 1tsp
3.Cumin Seeds : 2tsp
4.Curry Leaves : 4 to 5
5.Hing : a pinch

Pressure cook the Toor Dhal till its soft and keep aside.
In a Kadai,heat oil and do the tempering one by one.
When the curry leaves starts to sizzle,add ginger and green chilli then give a quick stir.
Add finely chopped tomato and little salt.
When tomato is soft and oil start to leave,add red chilli powder and coriander powder.
Fry for 2 mins and add cooked dal and salt to taste.
Add some water if its too thick and bring to boil.
Boil for 2 mins and trun of the heat and garnish with corinader leaves.

Serve with hot rice or chappati.


  1. Simply delicious!!!! you dont need much pairing with the spices you have put in for the curry!!!!

  2. Absolutely love this dear ~ comforting n delicious!
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  3. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

  4. Nice combo with rice. Slurpy with a touch of ghee with hot rice.

  5. Dal looks yummy. The spices that you have added must have made it so tasty.

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  6. simply dal in any form.

  7. The perfect comfort food, loved the color.

  8. Yummy and delicious dal.. wonderful clicks too.. thanks for sharing dear !! :)

  9. A nice accompaniment for rice! It looks very tempting...

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  11. Simply inviting and comforting dal, with some lemon pickle i'll happily have this dal for my lunch..

  12. Yummy and perfect dal.Goes nice with everything.

  13. Comfort dal..perfect with rice.

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  15. Yummy dish... looks absolutely delicious..:)

  16. wow...the dal is making me hungry!! love this homely dal.
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  17. This is a comfy meal for me.. looks yumm.

  18. Simple and comforting!! lks yummy

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