Tamatari Toor Dal

Tamatari Toor Dal


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About this recipe: Traditional, fragrant toor dal, ginger, chilli, tomatoes, cumin and garlic. Simple, home cooked food, great with basmati and ghee on top. Add extra tomatoes if you prefer.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g toor dal
  • 600ml water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 green chilli, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • handful chopped fresh coriander

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Rinse toor dal; soak in water for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat dal and water with salt until boiling. Reduce heat to medium and cook 15 to 20 minutes, until tender and thickened. Add more water, if necessary, to prevent drying out.
  3. To the cooked dal, add ginger, chilli, tomato, lemon juice and turmeric. Continue simmering.
  4. Heat oil in a small pan over medium heat and add cumin seeds, chilli powder, asafoetida and garlic; stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir mixture into dal and add coriander; mix well.

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