December 07, 2012

Simple dal

  • Split Moong Dal (Pasi paruppu)-1 cup (soaked for 30 min)
  • Tomato-1 chopped
  • Garlic-6 cloves crushed
  • Curry leaves-1 spring
  • Coriander leaves-1 handful
  • Tumeric-1/2 tsp
  • Ghee-1 tblpsn
  • Mustard seeds-1tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1tsp
  • Asafoetida(Perum kaya podi)-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
 For Grinding:
Coconut-3 tblpsn
Green chilli -1
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
  • Take the grinding ingredients in a mixer and grind it into a smooth paste.
  • In a kadai Boil around 3 cups of water,and after it comes to a good boil add in the soaked dal,with a little turmeric.
  • Let it cook on a slow flame until nearly done.Now add in the Tomatoes,Garlic and cook for 3 min.
  • Add in the grinded paste and mix well.Let it come to a boil again.Season with salt.
  • Now in a small pan,Heat ghee and add in the Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds,Asafoetida,Dry red chilli and curry leaves.Now pour this Tadka into the dal and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

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