How to Prepare Tomato Dal

Tomato dal is a typical dal dish, only this one is flavoured with tomatoes and spices. It's a great lunch or dinner dish, either as a meal on its own or as a side accompaniment to other foods.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups red gram (red lentils)
  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 3 green chili
  • 4 small tomatoes (or 3 large ones)
  • 1/4 cup of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 cup of tamarind
  • 1/2 cup of water

Steps

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    Wash the red gram. Put it into the pressure cooker. Add the water to the cooker.
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    Add the onions, chilis, tomatoes and coriander.
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    Add 1 teaspoon of red chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric.
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    Place a quarter of a cup of tamarind in a small bowl that can fit into the cooker. Wash it and fill it with 1/2 cup of water. Carefully place it in the cooker. Put the lid on and push in the pin for the whistle.
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    After 3 whistles, put the cooker over a low flame to simmer. After 3-4 minutes, take it off the stove. Wait until the pressure decreases.
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    Open the lid. Drain off any excess water if present in the cooker and tip it into a tumbler for use shortly.
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    Mash the dal, along with the tamarind. Before mashing, add a sufficient amount of salt, then pour back in the water that you drained out earlier into the tumbler.
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    Add the flavor to the dal. Pour 3 tablespoons of oil into a pan and heat it. Add 7 garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon of jeera, 3 red chillies and some curry leaves. Pour the entire contents into the dal and mix it all together.
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    Serve. The delicious dal is now ready.

Things You'll Need

  • Pressure cooker
  • Measuring tools
  • Spoon
  • Colander
  • Tumbler or cup
  • Masher
  • Pan
  • Cooking spatula or spoon
  • Serving dish or plates

Article Info

Categories: Recipes