A simple yummy and flavourful tamilnadu style dal from my earlier post.


Toor dal -1 cup
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Pearl Onions-1/2 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeera)-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Red chillies - 3
Ghee few tsps.


1) Boil dal with turmeric powder and 2 tsps of oil in pressure cooker for 7-8 whistles.check whether the dal is well cooked.
2) Heat oil in kadai.Add mustard seeds,cumin seeds.When it splutters,add finely chopped onion.Fry untill onion becomes transparent.Add curry and red chillies.Saute for a minute.
3) Add dal to the it with salt .Leave in medium flame for 5-10 mins.
4) Add asafoetida to it and remove from flame once done.

Garnish it with a coriander leaves and ghee. Serve hot with rice and potato fry.Linking it up with Nalini's 

and Shruti's Only food for growing children initially started by Pari.


Unknown said…
wow... looks delicious...yummy..
Unknown said…
This is my favorite combo..
Hema said…
Dal rice and potato curry, this combo is unbeatable..
Unknown said…
Looks so good.
Shobha said…
Simple and superb... brings back Chennai memories Shama..
prethika said…
Authentic recipe ...
Sangeetha Priya said…
delicious n healthy,love to hv with rice n ghee :-)