Wednesday, 20 February 2013



1.      Toor dal or red masoor dal-1 ½ cup
2.      Onion-1 no medium sized, thinly sliced
3.      Garlic-5 pods
4.      Green chilly-2nos,cut length  wise
5.      Tomato-2nos medium sized chopped
6.      Turmeric powder-3/4tsp
7.      Salt
8.      Water-4cups
9.      Oil-1tbsp
10.  Coriander leaves-one handful ,chopped(optional)
For tempering
·         Oil/ghee-2tbsp
·         Mustard seeds-less than ¼ tsp
·         Curry leaves-1 sprig
·         Dry red chilly-2nos
·         Pearl onion-2nos,thinly sliced
·         Asfoetida-a pinch

Method of preparation

1.      Wash dal 3 times. Take a pressure cooker or any cooking vessel. Combine all ingredients from 1 -9.Cook until dal becomes soft. If using pressure cooker cook upto 5 or 6 whistles.
2.      Tempering-Heat oil or ghee in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add all other ingredients accordingly. Stir until onion turns brown. Pour this over prepared curry. Lastly add chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with roti or rice…


  1. my fav side dish for roti dear....looks yummy and delicious

  2. i love this dhal with rice and ghee...........................yummy

  3. tempering is the most important part of making the aroma

  4. Very flavorful and luscious dal Rani. Yummy.........

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