Friday, March 13, 2015

Cherry Tomato Dal

I recently purchased Cherry Tomatoes in Bulk. Dal, rice and Fish is our usual combination for lunch. Normally my dal will be very simple with onion or garlic in it. So I just spiced it up a little with these red goodness.

Ingredients :
Toor Dal : 1 cup
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Oil :2 tsp
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal : 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida : A pinch
Curry Leaves : 4-5
Onion : 1/2 (Finely Chopped)
Garlic : 3-4 pods (Finely Chopped)
Green Chilli : 4
Cherry Tomatoes : 20 (Cut in Half)
Salt according to Taste

Procedure :
1. In a pressure cooker bring mix dal, turmeric and water and cook for 3 to 4 whistles. (Depending on the quality of Dal).
2. In a deep bottomed pan heat oil, add mustard, Urad dal and once Urad dal turns sligtly brown add asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilli.
3. Now add onions and garlic; cook till they turn brown in color.
4. Now add the chopped tomatoes and cook till tehy turn mushy.
5. Now add the cooked dal and salt and bring it to a boil.