Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal

Andhra style tomato dal where pigeon pea lentils are cooked with tomatoes and other spices-herbs. This is slightly tangy and a flavorful too. This dal mixed with ghee and rice with Mango Avakai is a dearly loved combination and an integral part of everyday Andhra vegetarian food culture.

Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal

Andhra style tomato dal where pigeon pea lentils are cooked with tomatoes and other spices-herbs. This is slightly tangy and a flavorful too. This dal mixed with ghee and rice with Mango Avakai is a dearly loved combination and an integral part of everyday Andhra vegetarian food culture.

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By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 26 Jun 2016

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15 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 1

Boil the dal with sufficient water in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.

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Step 2 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 2

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, minced ginger, curry leaves and dried red chili.

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Step 3 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 3

Once the curry leaves are dry and crisp, add asafetida/hing.

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Step 4 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 4

Add in the onions and salt, cook until soft and translucent. Once the onions are cooked, add tomato puree, turmeric, chili powder, jaggery and salt and mix well.

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Step 5 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 5

Cover the pan with a lid and let it simmer in low flame for 20 minutes till the oil separates from the masala.

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Step 6 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 6

Now add the boiled dal and simmer for a few minutes.

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Step 7 Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal  Recipe

Step 7

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Step 8

Serve Andhra Style Tangy Tomato Dal with steamed rice.

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