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Monday, February 16, 2009

Tomato Dal

When the world's most popular fruit gets cooked with simple lentils along with some flavourful Indain spices and aromatic Indian tadka (tempering) the result is comforting and gratifying. Tomatoes are must in every Indian pantry. My pantry never run out of these luscious, delectable and tangy fruits which are full of vitamins and antioxidants. The presence of Lycopene in these fruits has also been shown to improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays. Dal (dahl, dhal or daal) can be commonly referred to as lentils/pulses. The dal used in making this tomato dal is Toor/Toovar dal/Pigeon Pea. This dal is rich with potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. It has good amount of iron and selenium and small amount of zinc, copper and manganese.

Tomato Dal

This tomato dal is going to paticipate in My Legume Love Affair - Eighth Helping by Susan herself of The Well-Seasoned Cook and also to Lentils Mela by Ashwini of Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup Toovar dal *
  • 2-3 Tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 medium size Onion, finely sliced
  • 2-3 Green chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 2-3 fresh Coriander springs
  • Salt to taste

Tomato Dal

TEMPERING/TADKA/POPPU:

  • 1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin seeds/Jeera
  • 1 dry Red chilli
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed with hand
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • Oil

Tomato Dal


PREPERATION:

  • Wash and pressure cook toovar dal with a drop of oil and set aside.
  • In a heavy bottom vessel or kadai, heat oil and add mustard seeds when they start to splutter add cumin seeds, dry red chilli, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Now add onions to this tempering and saute till they turn transparent. Now add chopped tomatoes, green chillies, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Cook till tomatoes are soft. Now add cooked dal. Add 1/2 cup of water (if needed) and bring it boil to get the desired consistency of the dal.
  • Add fresh springs of coriander and serve hot with white steamed rice.
  • Last but not least add your 'love' to make the dish 'YUMMY'.

* Toovar Dal = Toor Dal = Arhar = Kandi Pappu = Red Gram.

47 comments:

jayasree said...

This dal with hot rice and a dash of ghee is my ultimate confort food. Simple yet very satisfying.

sowmya said...

always good..comfort food..

Priya said...

My all time comfort food..lovely click..

suparna said...

yummy...tomato dal and chaval great and simple food! love it!
TC

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy looking Dal! I love this with rice and roti as well:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Jaishree, Sowmya, Priya, suparna and Rak's.

Sanghi said...

Wow! Quite enlarged pictures looks bright! This dal was my yesterday's meal..! Pick up ur award from my blog dear :)

notyet100 said...

u alwys come up with helathy recipes,..;-)

Poonam said...

our all time favourite!!! nice shots

VG said...

I could eat this just like a soup - yummy Lubna.

Varunavi said...

My fav combination of dal and tomato, it is yummy, btw i made this today

Dershana said...

simple and yum!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Sanghi, Priyanka, Poonam, VG, Varunavi and Dershana.

Iam on my way dear Sanghi

Asha said...

Simple and delicious dal, comfort food! :))

MamaFaMi said...

I love dhall with pharata... Yummy!!!

Ushanandini said...

I love your tomato dal. Goes well with steamed idlis. Green tomatoes and little sambar powder.........I used to cook.......whenever I get green tomatoes.

Ashwini said...

All time fav..Hot rice and dhal with a pickle ..wow mouth watering..

Happy cook said...

Dal and rice is my favourit comfotr food annd that bowl of dal looks so yummy delicious.

Swapna Pravin said...

lovely pictures. comfort food!

Poornima Nair said...

Hey Lubna...I'm making this for lunch today...my hubby loves tomatoes and its his special request when I showed him the dal...looks delicious...

Sophie said...

So flavorful and fragrant! It would make a delicious lunch with a salad :).

Preety said...

there are some dishes which never get old or i would say you never get bored with them..dal is surely the top in that list

Vaishali said...

I just love tomato dal, and this one looks just delicious. Love the simple recipe too.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

dal looks deliiicious lubna.... i dont see u online these days.. what happ?

Smitha said...

My favorite dal!

Yasmeen said...

I love the tomato dal with rice and subzi,simply delicious.

Natashya said...

We love dal, haven't had it with pigeon peas before - sounds great!
So nutritious too.

Varsha Vipins said...

My all time fav Lubna..:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Dal looks neat,with hot rice and liberal amount of ghee....awww yummy:)

Rajee said...

Simple and taste great. I used to cook that way.

Ivy said...

This looks so yummy I could have a plate right now.

rekhas kitchen said...

tomato pappu mmmmm my alltime fav. with potato fry mouthwatering

Food Fanatic said...

yum that's easy,healthy, and delish. i like tht it looks like sambhar but isn't!! will make this soon :D

Jin Hooi said...

I always love Dal . very comforting and always goes well with roti .. have to try ur recipe one day .

Adlak's tiny world said...

a comforting and light food always. good click.

Anjum said...

i love tomato daal...my mom makes the best!!!...nice post

Purva Desai said...

W make this dal almost everyday the only diffrence is we add gur as well and some tangy ingredients....dal with rice mazaa aajaye

Deepa Hari said...

Dal looks simple and Yum...Nice click.

Uma said...

Wow, so tempting! My all time fav. dal. Nice pics.

Soma said...

Get me some rice Lubna & I'll have it with ur dal. U make such simple mouthwatering comfort foods:-)

Susan said...

Lovely. I would so enjoy this great simple curry.

Thank you very much, KF, for a great contribution to MLLA8!

Vibaas said...

love this..this is real comfort food. looks tempting :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Asha, MamaFami, Ushanandi, Ashwini, Happy Cook, Sawpna, Poornima, Sophie, Preety, Vishali, Mahimaa, Smitha, Yasmeen, Nataysha, Varsha, Nithya, Rajee, Ivy, Rekha, Food Fanatic, Jin Hooi, Hema, Anjum, Purva, Deepa, Uma, Soma, Susan and Vibaas.

Cham said...

This one is the most confort food Yasmeen! Lovely looking dhal!

Jo said...

Oh yum yum .. I'm already imagining dunking my chapatis in that.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you Cham and Jo.

deepa said...

hi,lubna
tried ur tomato recipe it came very nice.my hubby loved it
i'll try chicken next time.iam ur big fan.

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