Friday, 22 February 2013

Sindhi Toor Dal

I guess I need not tell you guys about the love of dal runs in our family. To make the H and kid happy, I made another simple dal. I found the recipe for it here.


Toor Dal 1 cup
Water 3 cups
Tomato 2
Curry Leaves few
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Tadka (tempering)

Mustard 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Methi seeds 1/4 tsp
Hing a generous pinch
Ginger 1 inch piece
Green chilli 1
Dried Red Chilli 2
Curry Powder (I used sambar powder) 1/2 tsp
Water 1/4 cup

Lemon Juice 1 tsp
Coriander leaves little
Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Add the toor dal, water, curry leaves, tomatoes, turmeric, ghee and salt to a vessel. Pressure cook till every thing is cooked well.

2. Let it cool and grind it once in the mixie to make a smooth paste. I just made a paste of half the dal mix and left the rest as is for some texture.

3. In a pan, add some oil. Add mustard, jeera, methi, hing, ginger, green chilli, red chilli.

4. When it sizzles, add the curry powder and 1/4 cup of water. Cook for a couple of min.

5. Add the dal paste and simmer for a few minutes.

6. Garnish with some coriander leaves and add the lemon juice and mix well.