Dal Curry Recipe

Ingredients for preparing Dal Curry

  • Toor Dal  - ½  cup
  • Water  -  ½ cup
  • Tomatoes: chopped - 3 nos.
  • Turmeric Powder  -   ¼  tsp
  • Tamarind medium gooseberry sized ball - 1 no.
  • Jaggery (Sarkkara)  -  ½  tsp
  • Cumin Seeds  –  ½ tsp
  • Black pepper  -  ¼  tsp
  • Coriander Powder  -  1 ½  tbsp
  • Dry Red Chillies  -  7  nos.
  • Asafoetida  - ½    tsp
  • Oil  -  1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds   -  ¼  tsp
  • Crushed Garlic  -   2  cloves
  • Curry Leaves  - 1  stalks
  • Chopped Coriander Leaves  -  1  stalks

Steps for preparing Dal Curry

  1. Roast the toor dal till light golden colour.
  2. For preparing masala, roast cumin seeds, black pepper, coriander powder, dry red chillies and asafoetida powder. When cool, grind to powder and bottle it for future use.
  3. Pressure cook the toor dal, tomatoes and turmeric powder along with water till done. Strain the water and mash well,  set aside.
  4. Squeeze out the juice from the tamarind.  Add jaggery to the tamarind juice and mix well.
  5. Add it into the dal along with 1or ½teaspoons prepared masala powder. Mix well.
  6. Heat oil in a vessel, add mustard seeds, crushed garlic and curry leaves for the seasoning. Then pour this seasoning to the dal mixture and bring to boil.
  7. Remove from heat and garnish with the coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot.

 

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