Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dal Tomato Curry

Toor Dal - 1cup
Tomato   - 2no.s/3no.s
Onion - 1no.(medium)
Ginger - 1small cut.
Garlic - 2 no.s from 1 pod.
Green chilly - 2no.s
Curry leaves - 1 strip
Turmeric powder - 1/4 t spoon
Red chilly Powder - 1 t spoon
Salt  - to taste
Ghee - 1 t spoon
Cooking oil - 1 1/2 table spoon.

  1. Soak toor dal for about 1/2 hour. 
  2. Slice Onion lengthwise, green chilly into half, slice tomatoes into small pieces.Chop garlic and ginger into minute pieces.Keep it aside.
  3. Add the soaked toor dal in a pressure cooker. Into it Pour 3 cups of water,1/4 t spoon of turmeric,1 tspoon of red chilly powder, salt to taste, half of sliced onions, sliced green chilly.Cook toor dal for 3 whistles. Remove the lid only when the steam is gone completely.
  4. Meanwhile heat a pan with 1 cooking oil and add ginger, garlic, saute it for a minute.Add sliced Tomatoes, Saute it very well until the tomatoes becomes soft.
  5. Once the tomatoes are ready add these contents to the cooked dal on very low flame.Stir it well.
  6. Heat a pan add 1 t spoon of ghee, Add the other half of onions and saute it till it turns brown.
  7. Transfer the cooked dal to a serving dish and garnish with sauted onions & curry leaves.
  8. Now its ready to serve .A very good combination with white rice, chappathi, Rotis.

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