Tomato Dhal:Tomatoes are the foundation for so many wonderful dishes and above all Dhal recipes are one amongst the basic beginners recipe. with an other delicious,dazzling dhal recipe which makes a perfect accompaniment for rice and rotis.Tomatoes consumption are believed to benefit the heart and above all when they are cooked, it has been found beneficial in preventing prostate cancer. Serve this dhal as a main dish with rice or as a side dish with chappathi. It is aromtaic,rich and delicious.Give it a try!!!!
|1 cup||Thur dhal|
|4 nos||Tomatoes chopped|
|2 nos||Green chilli (finely chopped)|
|3 stks||Coriander leaves (for garnishing)|
|1 tsp||Salt (as per taste)|
|1 tsp||Mustard seeds|
|1 tsp||Cumin seeds|
|¼ tsp||Asafoetida powder|
|2 pinch||Tumeric powder|
|2 nos||Red chilli|
|2 nos||Garlic pods|
|1 strands||Curry leaves|
1.Pressure cook all the ingredients under Table-1(Thur dhal,tomatoes&green chiilies) with a pinch of turmeric powder and 1tsp of oil for 4-5 whistles.
2.Once the pressure releases,mix and mash the entire contents to a soft consistency.
3.In a pan,add the remaining 1tsp of oil and toss all the ingredients(as shown above)Mustard,cumin,garlic and red chillies for a minute followed by curry leaves and asafoetida powder.Then transfer the mashed contents(dhal,tomatoes and chillies)to them and add the required amount of salt and stir well.
4.If required 1tsp of chilli powder can be added.People who prefer it to be a bit spicy can add extra spice to it.
5.Add about one cup of water to the dhal,mix well and allow it to boil under a sim flame for about 5-10min as shown above.
6.When it reaches to a partially thick consistency remove from stove,add a tsp of Ghee and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve them along with Rice or Rotis!!!
1.Depending upon the preferred consistency,vary the quantity of water.It can be prepared a bit watery if required.
2.Chilli powder and Ghee are purely optional.People who do not prefer,can very well avoid them.