Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Simple Dal

This is the simplest dal dish that can be enjoyed with warm rotis. Its a bowl of comfort food on a rainy day for people like me. Its made with a very few ingredients and can be customized according to ones taste.

Pesarapappu/Moong dal- 1/2 cup washed and soaked in water for 1/2 hr.
Tomato- 1 medium chopped
Oil- 2Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Jeera - 1tsp
Methi Seeds - 1/4th tsp
Salt- accordin to taste
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp ( can be adjusted according to ones taste)

Cook the soaked dal till done. the dal should not be mashed up.grains should be visible.
Heat oil , add the mustard seeds, jeera and methi seeds and fry for about 30 secs.
Now add the tomato and cook for 2-3 min , add the salt , turmeric , red chilli powder and cook till the tomato becomes mushy.
Finally add the dal and water and cook till the desired consistancy is reached.
Serve with warm chapati or phulkha.

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