Tamil Nadu Tomato Dal

Healthy comfort food made with red lentils and garnished with toasted almonds

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Tamil Nadu Tomato Dal

Healthy comfort food made with red lentils and garnished with toasted almonds

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By D K

Published On: 16 May 2009

Rating: 3
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30 Minutes
Served : 2
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan.

Step 2

Temper it with mustard seeds, cumin, chillies, black lentils (urad dal) until the mustard starts spluttering.

Step 3

Add onions, carrots and tomatoes along with salt and turmeric.

Step 4

Saute them until soft.

Step 5

Add the lentils, saute for 2-3 mins.

Step 6

Add 2 cups water along with curry leaves, close the lid and let the lentils cook for about 10-15 mins until soft.

Step 7

:- If the gravy gets too thick, add more water as per the consistency required.

Step 8

Meanwhile, toast the almonds until aromatic.

Step 9

:- You can do it either in an oven or use a skillet.

Step 10

Grind the coconut along with little water and add it to the cooked lentils.

Step 11

Cook for another 2 - 5 mins.

Step 12

Garnish with cilantro and almonds.

Step 13

:- For elaborate and easy step by step instructions with pictures, please visit :http://chefinyou.com/2009/05/tomato-dal-healthy-comfort-food/

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