Tomato Dal / Dal With Tomato/ Redgram Dal with Tomato / Tomato with Gungo Peas / Pigeon Pea dal with Tomato / Healthy dal curry with Tomato

Ingredients:
  • Redgram / Pigeon Pea / GungoPeas - 2 Cups
  • Tomato- 3
  • Onion - 1
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 Spoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 Spoon
  • Garlic Cloves - 2
  • Oil - 2 Spoons
  • Turmeric - 1 Spoon
  • Salt as per taste or 1 spoon
  • Chilli Powder- 2 Spoons
  • Tamarind - 10gm
  • Curry Leaves few
  • Water - 5 Cups
   
First soak the tamarind in a cup of water. Then take the Redgram / Pigeon Pea / Gungo Peas and wash them well and keep them aside. Now take the tomato and wash it well and cut into small pieces. One onion should also be cut into pieces. Now take a cooker and add dal, tomato, chopped onion and pour 4 cups of waters and cover the cooker. Turn on the stove and put the cooker on high flame. After 3 whistles, turn off the stove and take out the cooker and keep it aside to cool. After the cooker cools down, light the stove again and put the cooker on medium flame by removing the lid. Add salt and pepper/Chilli Powder to the dal and mix well. Light another stove and put a small tadka pan and heat it and add oil. Heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, mashed garlic and saute well. Once the raw smell goes away, turn off the stove and add the tadka to the dal. Before the dal thicken, add curry leaves. Also extract the tamarind juice and add it to the dal and mix well. Cook till the curry thickens. Before removing the curry, add washed and chopped coriander and serve. Rice /Chapati /Pulka is a great combination with this curry. This dal and Tomato curry is very healthy too.

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