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TOMATO DAL
Tomato dal or tomato pappu is an easy dal recipe. A simple and comforting dal  recipe which i learnt from my friend long back. Few days back , when was in no mood to cook i wanted to make something very simple yet tasty. I have little beetroot and few tomatoes and some carrots left over in the fridge. So i decided to make this tomato dal, Beetroot Chutney and carrot curry. It was absolutely a comforting meal and i thoroughly enjoyed the combo of tomato dal with beetroot chutney.  Try out this easy tomato dal recipe. Even you can have this roti too.


Tomato Dal

Ingredients

Tomato dal

  Preparation Time :10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins  |   Serves : 2-3

    Toor Dal (un cooked)   1/2 cup
    Onion 1 
    Tomato         2 
    Garlic    1 (Optional)
    Green chilli  1
    Curry leaves  few
    Oil       2 tsp
    Ghee  1 tsp
   Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
   Salt    to Taste
   Red chilli   2
   Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
   Coriander leaves   few 
   Curry leaves   Few

Method:

  • Pressure cook the dal with turmeric powder and water.
  • Once cooked, mash it nicely with the back of a ladle.
  • Chop the onions , tomatoes and green chilli
  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds , green chilli,  red chilli and curry leaves.

tomato and onion
temper

  • Add the onions and saute till they turn soft. Now add in the tomatoes.

add onion
tomato dal

  • If adding garlic crush it and add at this stage.
  • Add little turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook till the tomatoes turn mushy.

Tomato dal
Onion tomato mixture

  • Add the cooked dal to this and mix well.
  • Let this boil for 5 minutes .
  • Switch off the flame and add the ghee. Addition of ghee will enhance the flavor of dal.

Add cooked dal
tomato dal

  • Before serving garnish with coriander leaves.
Tomato pappu
Note:
  1. Toor dal can be replaced with yellow moong dal also.
  2. Always choose the ripe tomatoes for the dal.

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8 comments

Veena Theagarajan February 7, 2014 - 6:20 am

Very comforting dhal

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v.s.banu February 7, 2014 - 6:31 am

Easy one to make.. and healthy too jey..

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AparnaRajeshkumar February 7, 2014 - 7:56 am

yes simple yet comforting dal ! i always prepare when no mood to cook

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Kavitha Subramanian February 7, 2014 - 10:26 am

It looks so yummy

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Gayathri srinivasan February 7, 2014 - 11:16 am

easy to cook and tastes awesome. its well go with even dosa and chappathi also. tks jeyashri

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Pallavi Elamarthi February 7, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Hai jayshree! can u please post recipe of beetroot chutney, u mentioned here…

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jeyashri suresh February 14, 2014 - 4:08 am

Click on the word beetroot chutney which i have given in bold. it will take you to the recipe

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Sony P February 7, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Looking yummy …….. !!

http://sonykitchen.blogspot.com/

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