Monday, April 13, 2009

Yet another Dal!

Well actually Amma told me that this has a name but in all haste I missed asking her what this dal is called. But then I always believe whats in a name, when something can hold on its forte all by itself right! She said she had made this remembering something she had read a long time ago and it came out really good. Wanted me to try and yes, though this sounds so much like the normal one that I make, it had that something of a different touch that it makes it stand out.

And the weekend being so hectic as usual that I don't even want to think about it, there isn't really no reason why I should talk about the days becoming more hectic. These days boys take forever to sleep, hence you can see the slow down of new dishes happening here. That does mean I dont' cook, but nothing new is coming out of the kitchen off late. So I have nothing to entertain than this simple yet delicious Dal, which IMHO, is the best. If you know that abberviation, well and good. But if you are like me, well I can't help by saying what it stands for..:)

Ingredients Needed:

Toor dal - 100 gms
Onion - 1 small
Garlic - 4 flakes medium, chopped as thin slices
Tomato puree - 125 gms
Green Chillies - 4 long
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

Pressure Cook Toor dal with Turmeric till soft.

In a kadai, heat oil and splutter cumin seeds. Then saute garlic till slightly brown. Then saute onions.

Once the onions turn brown add the tomato puree, cook well. Then add chopped green chillies.

Finally add the cooked tur dal and add enough water and salt.


Bring to boil and cook till you get a good consistency.

Serve with rice or chaptis.

This quite spiked up our dull dinner somehow

Would love to hear your comfort food today! And yes greetings for a great week ahead!

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21 comments :

A_and_N said...

Dal Chawal for me too!

Asha said...

Love your "yet another dal", nice to have a simple dal sometimes. Looks great, ask your amma what it's called in your language and post it later! :)

We had a great weekend, recovering from all the Indian food we ate in restaurants, overload of anything doesn't feel good no matter how much we crave when we don't get it! HeHe!

Divya Vikram said...

Ultimate comfort food Valli!

meeso said...

That sounds good, nice and simple!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Dal is so different everytime we cook... simple and healthy too...

Superchef said...

give me as much dal as you want, i will never get bored. It is my ultimate comfort food!

Varsha Vipins said...

Valli,Happy Vishu..:) Yum Dal..:)

Aparna said...

Personally, I think one can never have too much of dal and the simpler the dal the better the taste.

nivedita said...

Hi,
Now when I got up, I was thinking what to prepare with rice! I would have wished for something else, sure to be blessed! So happy to see dal recipe, Going to prepare now. Thanks.

nivedita said...

Hi again,
Hey what is there in name!! name it "Dal-E-Dinner, as you have written, it spiked up your dull dinner!!!! :-)

Miri said...

Comfort food for me is definitely rasam saadam or thayir saadam - rasam rice or curd rice. This even though we used to have rice only twice a week growing up in Mumbai - I guess old genes die hard! :)

Miri

homecooked said...

Looks so good Sri! Dal-rice is my ultimate comfort food!

Chitra said...

love this dal,,very simple one:)

Khaugiri said...

Simple but tempting daal............. :)

Alka said...

Comfort food....well it cannot be anything else but Dal rice for Indians..isn't it?
Dal looks yummy and we too make it almost same way, infact at times when i am in no mood to prepare sambhar in traditional way, i pass on this dal as sambhar with some tadka of sambhar masala ;-)

Ashwini said...

Simple and yummy dhal..Comfort food.

Jayashree said...

Simple, yet very comforting bowl of yellow goodness.

Helene said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a nice one also. Great Dal. Looks delicious.

srikars kitchen said...

Nice & healthy dal.. great combo with rotis & rice..

Uma said...

Yeah, what's in the name? Dal looks so comforting and yummy.

nivedita said...

Hi Srivalli,
This dal has come from your kitchen to my kitchen! chk my blog! Hope you will not mind!

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