Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mother's south indian style dal

This is another of my mother's speciality. This is not a typical North Indian dal. She uses some south indian ingredients which gives it a unique taste and aroma.

It is one of the must try recipes and its also very easy to make.


Moong dal: 200 gms(split green gram which will be yellow in color after removing the skin) Water: around 350 litres(or how much ever is needed to cook the dal in the pressure cooker) Tomato: 4 medium size, cut into four pieces Green chily: 2 long cut into two pieces Grated coconut: 3 tbsp Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Turmeric: a pinch For seasoning
Ghee: 1 tbsp Mustard: 1/4 tsp Urad Dal: 1/4 tsp Procedure
1. Pressure cook dal and tomato.(Add a pich of turmeric too.) Allow 2 whistles. 2. Grind green chily, coconut and cumin in a mixer, to a smooth paste. 3. Remove cooked dal from cooker and pour it in a sauce pan and keep on a stove. 4. Add the ground mixture and stir so that it mixes well with the dal. 5. Keep on medium flame for few minutes. (5 minutes) 6. Remove from stove. For seasoning
1. In a small pan, add 2 tbsp of ghee. 2. Once it is hot, add mustard. When it splutters add urad dal. 3. Add this to the dal and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Mouthwatering dal is ready..


  1. Wow! This looks delicious! ^_^ hehehehe... if you have time pls visit my blog imaginative minds
    thank you so much!^_^

  2. This stuff is down t earth, hats off buds out there.


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