Dec 2, 2011

Tomato Dal (with Garlic Tadka)

Tomato Dal (with garlic tadka)

A simple dal tadka with garlic. Excellent combination with Rotis / Rice in Indian cuisine !!!!!!

Serves: 2 - 3

You will need

For dal:

100 g (1 cup) moong dal (split yellow dal) / tur dal

300 ml ( 3 cups) water

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon oil

1 teaspoon milk

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, finely chopped

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 tomato (pick well rip, 1 big or 2 small size), finely chopped

3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

Extra 50 ml hot water


For dal:

Wash and soak moong dal / tur dal in 300 ml (3 cups) water for half an hour and pressure cook along with turmeric powder, oil and milk for 20 minutes or until done and soft (Reduce heat after 2 nd whistle and cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes. Do not open the lid. Allow the cooker to cool naturally).

Final preparation:

In a wide pan, heat oil. Add finely chopped onion and fry till pink color on a low to medium heat.

Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Stir well on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add chopped tomato / tomatoes and stir well for 2 minutes.

Add boiled dal and salt to taste. Add extra 50 ml hot water if required. Cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 12 - 15 minutes or until slightly thickens.

Final garlic tadka:

You will need

2 teaspoons oil

1 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)

6 – 8 garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Heat oil in a tadka pan. Add jeera and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minute until fragrant and light brown color.

Add chopped garlic and fry on a low heat for 3 – 4 minutes or until golden color. Pour the seasoning over dal and serve hot with Rice / Rotis. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves.


Reshmi Mahesh said...

A comforting food...simple to prepare too...Love the garlic flavor in dal...

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum,super comforting dal.