Tamil Nadu Tomato Dal

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

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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