Traditional Dal

Traditional Dal

An easy side dish for Chapati / Dosa.



  1. 1 Cup Toor Dal Pigeon Pea / (boiled)
  2. 4 Onions Small (chopped)
  3. 1 Tomato (small in size, chopped)
  4. 2 Chillies Dried Red
  5. 2 Cloves Garlic (chopped)
  6. 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  7. 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  8. 1/4 Teaspoon cumin
  9. 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  10. 1 Tablespoon Ghee
  11. To Taste Salt
  12. 1 Curry leaves Stalk
  13. 1/4 Cup Water


15 mins
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    Heat the oil in a medium size pan and add mustard seeds. After splattering, add cumin, curry leaves, chopped small onion and saute till onion becomes transparent.

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    Add chopped tomato, chopped garlic, sliced dried red chilies and saute for a minute.

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    Then add water, turmeric powder, salt and boiled toor dal / toorvaram paruppu / pigeon peas. Cover the pan and let small bubbles rise for the mixture.

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    When it gets thicker, add ghee. Serve it with chapati / Dosa or Plain Rice.

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