Monday, June 25, 2007

Pepper Dhal

Dhal is one of the basic ingredients in south indian cooking.Dhal has amino acids which is very good for health.There are so many ways to cook dhal like just tempering it with mustard seeds,green chillies for one and so on.. This recipe is again taught to me by my MIL which is a favorite in my family.


Toor dhall - ¾ cup
Onion -1 chopped
Tomato - 1 chopped
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
Curry leaves

For grinding
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Black Pepper – 1 tsp
Garlic – 6 to 7 pods


Cook toor dhall with turmeric powder in pressure cooker. Heat pan and put oil in it. Put mustard seeds in oil. let it splutter. Then add chopped onion, curry leaves and sauté it. After one or two minutes add tomato.
After the tomatoes are sautéed then pour the dhall in the pan .then put the ground mixture into the pan. Then add salt .
Serve with hot rice or rotis!


Cynthia said...

Dal, rice and achaar is my favourite comfort food, so I am glad to have this recipe to added to my collection :)

priar's, said...

Hi usha,
different one to try.I think this goes very well with hot rice.Thanks for sharing.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi cynthia!
Thanks for your comment!Please do try it.

Hi Ramya!
Thanks for your comment!yes..this will go very well with hot rice!

Kajal said... use onion in dhal it is very nice I try your recipe next time....Thanks for sharing different recipe. Give my love to your daughter.:)
Take Care.:)))

ushaprashanth said...

Hi kajal!
Thanks for your comment!Please do try it out..:))) I will surely convey your love to my daughter pavithra!

Jyothi said...

Hi usha, dal is my all time favorite. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful new recipe. Looks great.

BTW thanks for dropping at my blog. Keep on visiting.

Kajal said...

Nice name.....Pavithra....I like it very much....Thank you.:)

ushaprashanth said...

Hi Jyothi!
Thanks for your comment! Hope you like this recipe! do try it!

Prajusha said...

hi usha,
this looks like a different variety of daal curry.thanks for sharing it.

ushaprashanth said...

Hi prajusha!
Thank you for your comment!Do try it!!