Tadka Daal / Tampered Lentil Curry


Tadka Daal / Tampered Lentil Curry


Ingredients
  • 1  cup masoor daal(red lentil)
  • turmeric, a pinch
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 big tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbs ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • coriander leaves, to garnish
Directions
      Cook daal in water adding turmeric powder for about 5-8 minutes.
Set aside. Heat ghee in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
To this add onions and fry till slightly golden in color. Now add ginger
garlic paste and saute well. To this add green chillies, garam masala and
cook for a minute. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until oil separates.
Finally add the cooked daal, cook in low flame for 5 more minutes. Adjust salt.
Turn off the heat. Heat 1 tbs of ghee in a pan, to this add 1/2 tsp chilli powder
and  fry  for a minute. Pour this to the daal. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Comments

  1. Wow!!!!lovely click. Daal looks yummm.

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  2. Awesome! Like the idea behind the picture...

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  3. Same pinch da..:)Comforting, healthy and yum... we had it for dinner last night. comfortable food . Urs look so delicious dear.Xllnt click!!!

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  4. Just had our dinner, but i still wish i could eat this with rice, my real comfort food.

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  5. Yummo!I was out of town for a week, and here I missed some of your great food!!

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  6. I love this dal..But my family doesn't :( adipoli pic :-)

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  7. Ah yumm! I would it along with warm rotis!

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  8. Easy n quick recipe with nice flavour.

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  9. Very tempting and yummy dal! Nice click!

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  10. wat a beautiful click...is that a mirror?very innovative idea.

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  11. Masoor is one of my favorites, quick to cook and easy to digest. The daal is perfect to go with hot rice and ghee.

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  12. Oh the dhal picture looks so comforting Vrinda :)

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  13. Very refreshing and comforting dish. Dal with roti is an awesome combo. A professional click, enhances the preparation.

    Chitchat

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  14. Looks so delicious, beautiful click.

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  15. yummy dal..looks nice..nice click too.//

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  16. Love dal and tempering always give such a nice flavour and taste to it....lovely click too vrinda

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  17. The tadka dal looks delicious and appetising and a lovely picture to go with it.

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  18. Super good click.. looks tempting :)

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  19. this is my favourite comfort food too; need a pickle and some papads with rice, yummy!!

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  20. Wow! What a beautiful bowl of lentil curry! I love lentils but I've never made curries from them. I'll definitely give it a try very soon, thank you for sharing such a wonderful recipe:)

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  21. Very tempting and comforting food..

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  22. Very nice spice blend in the daal. I will have to try it!

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  23. nice click dear......yummy dal.

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  24. Wonderful flavors here, love it!

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  25. excellent click..looks soo yummy...

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  26. Comfort food, count me in...looks wondeful.

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  27. Easy and a healthy one.As usual pic looks so nice.

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  28. Vrinda, this looks so good. I bought red lentils a while back and stored them in my pantry, not knowing how to use them, grins. Now I see this wonderful recipe. I was thinking about New Year's resolutions for 2010, and thought I'd promise myself to try more spicy, exotic (to me, grins) recipes, and here you've gone and posted this beautiful recipe. I'm going to save it to try after the first of the year; I think even in my backwoods grocery store, I can find all the ingredients. I appreciate you so much!

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  29. Vrinda.. ur dish is awesome....and the pic is just mindblowing... i wonder how u managed a shot like that ....u r superb

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  30. You always have the most beautiful, colorful dishes. It looks delicious!

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  31. OMG, I never saw Masoor Dal look so gorgeous. Dal looks awesome.Creative Clicks.

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  32. Looks so delicious..Never tried with Masoor dal.... Will give it a try soon :)

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