Thursday, September 16, 2010

Simple Dal

Today i made this simple Dal for my lunch along with curd n rasam.As i am not feeling well,i made this Dal quickly.Of course its my favourite one.In my schooldays i remember i use to eat only this Dal every day for lunch..i used too insist my Mom to prepare this one every day at my school days.


Toor dal-1cup
Chopped Onions-1medium nos.
Chopped Tomato's-2medium nos.
Red chillies-3or4nos.
Tamarind a small piece
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Spilt urd dal-1/2tsp
Curry leaves a few
Chopped Coriander leaves a few


Wash and soak dal for that it cooks fast.

Heat a pressure cooker with oil add all seasoning ingredients and allow them to fry.Add chopped onions along with redchillies and fry till they turn into golden colour.

Then add chopped tomato's and cook till they becomes soft,add toor dal along with turmeric pwd and fry for 5mints.

Add 1cup of water and pressure cook for 3 or 4 whistles.Once the pressure cools down smash the dal with pappu guthi(wooden stick) which we use to smash the dal.Add required salt and cook for 5mints.

Serve the hot n tasty dal with white rice and enjoy!

Sending this to MLLA-27 ,started by SUSAN of "The Well-Seasoned cook"
and also to Show Me Your Curry hosted by DIVYA VIKRAM of "Dil Se"

Also sending these entries for Show Me Your Curry

Chow-Chow Suhki Bhaji
Aloo Fry
Capsicum Masala


Shanti said...

Very Nice Dal dear, but try the Tadka after u pressure cook everything, it takes more niceee

G.Pavani said...

thank shanthi dear for ur quick response and suggestion..

Priya said...

Very comforting dal, would like to have with rice and spicy potato curry..

kitchen queen said...

delicious and healthy dal.

Vidhya said...

dhall looks good Pavani. Take care of your health.

G.Pavani said...

thank u vidhya for ur comments and for asking abt my healthy..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious dhal dear!very comfort recipe ever.

Cham said...

Nothing beats simple dal on such lazy days! I never added tamarind sounds tasty!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Even your Simple Dal looks to be tasty and inviting. I would go with this kind of dal any day. Great preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priya said...

Tempting dal and luv the dish with potato curry..yumm..

Smitha said...

A wonderful comfort food!!...
Tnx for visiting my blog!!

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Simple dal looks perfect for chapathis...

notyet100 said...

dal looks too good,..

aipi said...

Looks so comforting n hearty..delicious!

US Masala

Apu said...

Looks yummy!!

Susan said...

Sorry you haven't felt well, Pavani. If anything can turn one's health around it's a warm and spicy bowl of dal - just like this one.

Thanks so much for joining MLLA!