Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mixed Dal Tadka

I have been so crazy busy from the past few days. All I am thinking and dreaming is about classes and assignments. Spending the entire day at school and getting back home hungry and starving....aaaaahhhhh... I craved for good home food prepared by Mom. But life as a wife in America is all about food cravings and missing dear ones. Left with no choice I had to prepare some yummy but simple food for myself and DH. What better dish could be comforting than making Dal and Rice. I made this yummy dinner for the both of us and trust me..It was so very relaxing!!



Ingredients:

Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Masoor Dal - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
Medium Tomato - 1 - Chopped
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Red chillies - 3-4
Curry leaves - A few
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida - A pinch
Cilantro - To garnish
Oil / Ghee - 1 tbsp
Salt - To taste

Method:

  • In a vessel combine the three dals and add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt and pressure cook it for 3 whistles.
  • In a wok, heat oil/ghee. add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies and curry leaves.
  • Once they crackle and splutter, add the chopped tomato and cook on medium heat until the tomatoes are cooked well.
  • Add asafoetida, red chilli powder and turmeric powder to the tomato mixture.
  • Mash the cooked dal and add the dal to the tomato mixture. 
  • Mix it all well.Garnish it with cilantro.

  • Serve hot with Rice and Roti.. Enjoy the simple and comfort food that gets ready in no time.

19 comments:

VS said...

Healthy and hearty dhaal! I love dhaals and this is no exception. I can just drink it like soup :-)

savitha ramesh said...

very innovative dal tadka..very apt for roti or rice

Now Serving said...

hi G, Thanks for stopping by..>Galanjal is a Thai spice andbuy it from a spice company from Penzey's
They are online and you can order their spices online even if you don't live in the uS. Hope that helps :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

quick fix for a delicious meal... love the yummy dal :)

Pushpa said...

Delicious and comforting dal.

Swathi said...

Simple and delicious dal it is ultimate comfort food.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow yummy dal dear! love the 3 dals mixing up...

Satya said...

healthy n delicious dal...
Super Yummy Recipes

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear G
I like this dal and the seasoning
very nice.
Have a nice day

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Simple n a good one..

Priti said...

Looks delish ...my all time fav

jeyashrisuresh said...

simple and yummy recipe.Addition of all dals make it more healthy

Priya Sreeram said...

hearty & very comforting !

Prathima Rao/ Prats Corner said...

I love these simple, tasty & healthy dals..;)

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv dal tadka, with mixed dals it sounds interesting n a healthy twist

Usha said...

One of my favorites, looks delicious!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy dal,wish to have some with steamed rice :

rekhas kitchen said...

Healthy and comfort dish...

divya said...

wow...yum n delicious...simply amazing...u have wonderful blog...i love to follow u..