While we were young my mother does her dal curry atleast 5 times a week. We love to have dal with rice, ghee and papad..We will have it with some spicy chilli pachadi(I will post soon), since that curry was so bland, but the taste was so good. Nowadays I too cook lots of dals to make my family healthy..But my dals will be little spicier and has tons of flavours in it..
This is one of the dal which is packed with all types of taste in it..It has spiciness to it along with sourness and lets not forget sweetness too..I made this a month back and it disappeared in no time..We had it with roti, but I am sure it will taste great with roti..
I hope you will love it and tell me if you try it..
Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu - 1 cup
Tamarind paste - 1 tblspn
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Ghee - 2 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Cardamom / yelakai - 3 crushed
Cloves / Krambu - 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Wash dal in lots of water. Soak it for 30 mins. Now drain it and add it to a pot and cover it with water.
Cook the dal for 20-30 mins till it is completely cooked.
At this point you can adjust the water level.
Now add in tamarind,jaggery and salt. Mix well.
Now start by making the tadka. In another frying pan add ghee and heat it up.
Add all the ingrediants given in the tempering list in the given order and saute on low heat for a min.
Pour this seasoning over the dal and mix well.
Simmer this whole thing for 5 mins.
Serve over rice or roti.
|Take all your ingrediants|
|Soak dal for 30 mins...|
|add it to a pot and cover it with water|
|cover and simmer till dal is cooked|
|now add tamarind|
|and mix well|
|Now make the tadka|
|add in all tempering ingrediants|
|along with asafoetida|
|coriander and turmeric|
|chilli and garam masala|
|pour this over the dal|
|and mix well|