Monday 19 August 2013

Jeera Tomato Dal

For me comforting food means a flavourful dal or rasam served simply with papads or else with pan roasted potatoes. I can survive with these foods for many days without any hesitation. Nothing will beat a simple dal served with rice topped with ghee or rotis and obviously its a royal treat for me.Coming to today's post, this jeera tomato dal goes for a super quick preparation and its doesnt need sauting.

This fingerlicking comforting food goes for Yellow moong dal cooked with tomatoes together in pressure cooker. Finally a simple tempering makes a super delicious dal to serve with any food. This dal takes hardly less than 15minutes to get ready,a prefect side dish or dal to serve when you are in hurry.This aromatic dal is also a bachelor's friendly recipe too.

1/2cup Yellow moongdal
2no Tomatoes (ripen & chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/4cup Chopped coriander leaves
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Cumin seds
Few curry leaves
2nos Dry red chillies
2pinch Asafoetida powder

Take the washed yellow moongdal with chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt in a pressure cooker.

Cook upto three whistles.

Meanwhile heat enough oil for temperting, let crack the mustard seeds,cumin seeds, add the dry red chillies,asafoetida powder, curry leaves and fry until they turns brown.

Once the steam is released,mash slightly the dal and tomato mixture.

Add the tempering, chopped coriander leaves, give a stir and put off the stove.

Serve with rice or rotis.

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