Simple dal

This is a simple dal dish to have with cooked rice.




Toor dal – 1/2 cup

Shallots – 6 to 8( chopped roughly)

Tomato – 1 medium sized chopped

Green chilli – 2 slit length wise

Garlic – 2 pods

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch

Salt – as required

To temper

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Jeera – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – few

Coriander leaves – few

Oil/ ghee – 2 tsp


  • Pressure cook cleaned toor dal along required water to 2 whistles.
  • Add remaining ingredients except salt and pressure cook for another two whistles.
  • After pressure released, open the lid. Add salt and smash with a laddle.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Temper all the ingredients under ‘ to temper’ and pour over dal.
  • Serve warm with cooked rice along pappads or fryums.






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