Dal

Thick Dal (2)

A quick and easy recipe made with toor dal which is a high source of nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • Toor dal – 2/3 cup
  • Tomato – 1/2 a tomato chopped
  • Hing – 5 pinches
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves – 6
  • Turmeric powder – less than 1/4 tsp
  • Cilantro – 3 or 4 strands chopped

Method:

  • Pressure cook the dal,tomatoes and turmeric powder  with water.
  • Mash the dal with a masher(‘mathu’ in tamil) and add salt.
  • You can dilute the dal with water if required.
  • For the seasoning, heat oil in  a small pan. When the oil heats up, add the mustard seed and wait till it splutters.Add the red chilli,curry leaves and hing.Turn off the stove and add cilantro to it.
  • Add the seasoning to the dal and garnish with cilantro.

Dal can be had with chapathi`s or rice with a dollop of warm ghee.

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