Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dal Recipe

Easy Veggie Dish - Dal recipe

simple dalThis dal is very simple to prepare and goes well with both roti and rice.This is a very delicious North Indian dish. I love this very much. I have used a mix of both moong dal and toor dal for preparing this dish.You can prepare this same dal curry with either moong dal or tur dal alone or a mix of both.

Ingredients needed

Split Moong Dal -1/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp

Finely Chopped onions - 1/2 cup
Finely chopped tomatoes - 1/2 cup
Ginger -1 inch piece finely chopped
Garlic -2-3 cloves finely chopped
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Salt as required

Spice Powder

Turmeric powder - a pinch
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Chilli powder -3/4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp

For the seasoning

Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

dal recipe-dal curry

1.Soak both the dal together in warm water for 15 minutes. Pressure cook with needed water. Mash it well and keep it aside.

2.Heat 1 tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, when they splutter, add onions and saute till they become golden brown.

3.Add ginger, garlic, tomatoes, all the spice powder and cook till tomatoes become mushy and oil separates.

4.Then add cooked dal, needed salt , 1 1/2 cups of water and simmer for a few minutes. Adjust water according to the consistency you need. Remove from flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze juice of half a lemon.

Serve hot with chapati or roti or rice. Enjoy!

I am sending this easy veggie dish to Oraphan's giveaway

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. love to have it with rotis!!..yummy!

  2. Comforting dal...never get tired of this curry :-)

  3. I always love this combo so tasty, healthy and light. Platter looks so so yummy

  4. Easy breazy dal. Looks delish. We all love dal at our place. So healthy and delicious. Love ur dal butterfly.

  5. Very comforting dish, goes well with rice as well as rotis.A simple yet healthy recipe. Pic looks good too.


  6. Simple yet tasty presentation

  7. easy yummy and healthy dal..perfect with roti..:)

  8. I love dal and I love easy dishes. This looks so good I'm going to try it tonight! Thanks!

  9. Daal and chapati is my favorite combo! looks delicious and healthy :)

  10. தாலில் கடுகு, எண்ணெய் இல்லை, தாளிக்க வில்லையா. தால் மிக அருமையாக உள்ளது. நன்றி.

  11. Healthy and yummyyyyy..Nice combination with chappathi...

  12. hey ur dal recipe is simple and nice...ingredients used r very gud...i vl try sun

  13. Oh Wow! Your Easy Veggie Dal looks fantastic! I love your presentation and the recipe sounds simple to make. What a great idea!

    Thank you for participating in my giveaway, I wish you the best of luck.

    p.s. Please resend the link to this recipe to my 50th post to enter your second chance to win, thanks:)

  14. Hi Padhu, You have an excellent creativity. And your recipes are awesome. In this recipe, I assume the green chillies are to be added while frying the onions and tomatoes. The dal tastes good even without the chillies. Good job!

  15. hai... i tried this recipe.. really yummy combination for chapathy...

  16. Nice Presentation and eazy to cook... Thanks padu
    Waiting for your great recipes Sreeni, kerala

  17. hai..I just started learning cooking..Its a superb blog..Easy to cook...very good Presentation...Really Thanks Padhu..

  18. Hai padhu...the way u clickthe pics reallyvery good yar...i thk u should b awarded first for ur photography also...awesome...keep it up


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