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Simple dal

This is a Simple dal dish to have with cooked rice.

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Simple Dal


What ever heavy meals we eat, a simple dal with a hot rice and a dollop of ghee can be the most comforting dish in the world. Rich in protein and mild spices can be soothing for your tummy any given day.

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Ingredients

Toor dal – 1/2 cup

Shallots – 6 to 8( chopped roughly)

Tomato – 1 medium sized chopped

Green chilli – 2 slit length wise

Garlic – 2 pods

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch

Salt – as required

To temper

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Oil/ ghee – 2 tsp

Method

  • Pressure cook cleaned toor dal along required water to 2 whistles.
  • Add remaining ingredients except salt and pressure cook for another two whistles.
  • After pressure released, open the lid. Add salt and smash with a laddle.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Temper all the ingredients under ‘ to temper’ and pour over dal.
  • Serve warm with cooked rice along pappads or fryums.
Simple Dal - A Comfort Food
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

What ever heavy meals we eat, a simple dal with a hot rice and a dollop of ghee can be the most comforting dish in the world. Rich in protein and mild spices can be soothing for your tummy any given day.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Toor Dal
  • 6 Nos Shallots
  • 1 No Tomato
  • 2 Nos Green Chiliies Slit Lengthwise
  • 2 Nos Garlic Pods
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • Asafoetida A Generous Pinch
  • Salt As Required
To Temper
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera Seeds
  • Curry Leaves Few
  • Cilantro Few
  • 2 Tsp Oil/Ghee
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook cleaned toor dal along required water to 2 whistles.

  2. Add remaining ingredients except salt and pressure cook for another two whistles.

  3. After pressure released, open the lid. Add salt and smash with a laddle.

  4. Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Temper all the ingredients under ' to temper' and pour over dal.

    Serve warm with cooked rice along pappads or fryums.

 

 

 

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Simple Dal

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Sending this recipe to Fiesta Friday this week co hosted by Petra and Zeba

22 Comments

  1. All time comfort meal! Lovely pics 🙂

  2. I have no idea what this is but it looks good. Lol!

    1. Lol.. Thank you 😊..if you have any Indian stores nearby, try this.

  3. This is truly comfort! Looks really delicious😊

  4. Beautiful pics dear.. such a comfort meal

  5. I love everyday simple daal, with one sabji, roti and rice it’s a complete meal. Such a gorgeous pics and tempting daal.

  6. curryandvanilla

    No one can resist a bowl of simple and comforting dal! Love the clicks and simple dal recipe; awesome share 🙂

  7. Sandhya

    Ultimate comfort food indeed, Lathiya!

  8. I have never eaten or cooked a dal!It is s omething I have always wanted to try.This looks absolutely beautiful.Pinned!

  9. A simple bowl of dal can warm up any day. I love making this and using the leaves from my curry plants:) Thanks for bringing it to fiesta Friday!

    1. Glad you have your own curry leaf plant…Thank you

  10. Lathiya this looks like a delicious dhal with gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

  11. petra08

    Dal is always a favorite when going for a curry and this sounds so good and full of flavour. I have a confession, I have asafoetida since a while back but never used it, I will use it and make dal! Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

    1. Thank you…am sure you will love it when you try

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