Friday, March 30, 2012

Tomato Dal/Tomato Pappu

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Tomato dal or pappu has always been a favorite in my house.The flavors are enhanced when cooked in an earthen pot and in a wood burning stove.I usually cook the plain dal to a thick consistency and refrigerate ahead of time for these kind of dal preparations.A good source of protein,dals are an absolute comfort food be it with rotis or hot steaming rice.

Ingredients - Serves 3
1 medium onion - chopped finely
1 cup cooked toor dal - thick consistency
1-1.5 inch ginger finely chopped
2 tsp sadaf garlic powder(+/- as per taste)
1.5 tbsp oil
Quarter tsp turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
Grind to Puree
1 vine ripe tomato
2-3 hot serrano peppers
Water
Tempering
Half tsp mustard and cumin seeds
2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
3 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
Few dry red chillies and splash of hing
1 tbsp oil

Method
Heat oil in a pan add onions,ginger and salt.When the onions turn translucent add the tomato puree,turmeric powder,garlic powder and cook for a few minutes.Add the cooked dal and stir to blend well.In another vessel heat oil add mustard and cumin seeds,when they splutter add red chillies,hing,curry leaves and cilantro leaves.Pour it over the dal.Enjoy it with a dollop of ghee and hot steamed rice.

13 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done favourite side

Srimathi said...

Nothing like a simple food. The photo is the most appetizing picture of paruppu that I have seen. Beautiful.

Priya dharshini said...

Delicious daltomato,nice click.

Santosh Bangar said...

delicious tempting dal

Priti said...

One of fav ...and looks fab ...nice pic

Shobha said...

Nothing like eating pappu with rice with ghee on top and appalams.the best food anyday.

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy and tangy dal..love it

hemalata said...

Super tempting dal with nice clicks.

Julie said...

Delicious dal!!
Erivum Puliyum

Jay said...

looks divine..grt cliks..:)
Tasty Appetite

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

wow super healthy pappu...perfect for rice...

Viya said...

Comfort food Daal, always a favorite and great clicks:)Also you have an award waiting on my Blog.Do visit blog.spicenflavors.com and collect the award:)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

sound healthy and yummy!

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