Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toor daal

Hi to all my dear readers. I hope you are all doing well. The last two weeks have been quite busy with family visiting so that I had no time left for my blog. I miss my family already a lot and it’s sad they had to leave again. However I am back to blogging and want to share new recipes with you all. :-) Coming to the recipe today- Toor daal is a very regular dish in our house and I mostly serve it just with plain rice. Very easy to make and healthy too.
Wishing everybody a good start into the new week.


- 1 cup Toor daal
- 1 Tbsp. Ghee
- 1 Tsp. Black mustard seeds
- Pinch hing/asafoetida
- 2 dry red chilli
- 3 cardamom pods
- 2 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 Tsp. crushed jaggery
- 1-inch piece ginger, finely grated
- 1 Tsp. cumin powder
- ½ Tsp. coriander powder
- ½ Tsp. turmeric
- 5 curry leaves
- Red chilli powder to taste
- Salt to taste
- 2 Tbsp. chopped coriander leaves

Wash toor daal and pressure cook along with 3 cups of water for 3-4 whistles. Wait for steam to release. In a pan heat ghee and add mustard seeds, hing, red chillies, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick and curry leaves. Fry till mustard seeds pop. Add daal along with cooking liquid and add about 1 more cup water. Add spice powders, salt, ginger and jaggery. Mix well and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Add coriander leaves and serve.
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