Dal Recipe South Indian Style

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I was kinda tired of my husband (Q) telling me how yummy is the daal that his aunt (Mini ammai)  makes. So I made it a point to get the dal recipe from Mini ammai when we visited her and now I get the compliments from Q for the same dal…am I smart or am I smart?  ;)…. here, have a look at teh recipe…its damn simple! I am sure you will love it. You will let me know, wont you? 🙂

Toor dal – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Urad daal (white lentils) – 1 tsp
Tomato – 1 medium (finely chopped)
Green chilli – 1 (slit length wise)
Coriander leaves – for garnish (finely chopped)
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

1.    Pressure cook / boil dal with green chilli, turmeric and cumin seeds and keep aside
2.    Add tomato to above and boil
3.    Take oil in a small pan and mustard seeds when warm and wait for it to splutter
4.    Add urad daal and asafoetida to the pan and when daal turn light brown, tip it in the daal
5.    Add salt
6.    Garnish generously with coriander leaves
7.    Serve with rice or chapatti (Indian bread)

Till tomorrow….. happy cooking!

click here for North Indian style dal recipe…

ammamiand herez one big thanks to Mini Ammai for the recipe 🙂

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