Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tomato Dal/ Tomato Pappu

Tomato Dal is a simple and tasty recipe. It's a famous South Indian recipe.

Health benefits of Toor dal:

Toor Dal belongs to the category of Legumes. For over 10,000 years, 
legumes are a popular, healthful, and versatile food. Toor Dal come from 
plants with seed pods that split on two sides when ripe. It provides many 
of the nutrients your body needs,such as protein, fat, and carbohydrates. 
These foods serve as the best plant source of protein. These legume con-
tains building blocks of protein necessary for good health. The iron, folic 
acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins in these foods help 
meet vitamin and mineral requirements. Legumes are high in dietary fiber,
low in saturated fat, and cholesterol free.

1. Slightly sweet, nutty flavored lentil .
2. An excellent source of protein and fiber.
3. High in dietary fiber.
4. Easy to cook .
5. 100% all-natural.
6. Low In Fat, Zero Cholesterol.
7. A small, sweet bean good for soups, salads, and rice dishes.
8. Delectable and very nutritious. So easy to make.


2 -3 Tomatoes
4 Green Chillies
3/4 Cup of Toor Dal
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder to taste
2 tbs oil
1/4 tbs turmeric
1/2 tbs cumin seeds
1/2 tbs mustard
2 red chilly
4 curry leaves
A pinch of hing.
Coriander leaves for garnishing(Optional)


1. Wash the tomatoes under the running water.
2. Chop them nicely into 1 inch pieces.
3. Chop the green chillies.
4. Wash the dal and add tomato pieces and green chillies. Pressure cook it 
    at least 5 whistles.
5. Heat oil in a pan for tempering and add red chilly pieces, cumin seeds,
    mustard, turmeric, hing and fry for 5min.
6. When mustard start splutter add curry leaves and fry for a min.
7. Add the cooked dal and tomato pieces and stir well.
8. Add salt , red chilly powder and mix well. Cover to cook on 
    medium heat for 5 min.
9. Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
10.Tomato dal is ready to serve with hot rice with little ghee/ roti / Eat like a 
     soup too. 


Sook said...

mmmmm that looks really good!

Tina said...

Simple and healthy dish..Perfect combination for roti..

Sarah Naveen said...

Easy and simple curry...A fav of my family..Delicious..

Anavar said...

It is known that tomato is healthier when cooked, which does not count for other vegetable. So this really is healthy dish. Great recipe and thanks for sharing!

Indian Recipes said...

It seems a great recipe.

Indian Kitchen Recipes said...

it is really nice and easy to cook.Good for Health.

Thanks for sharing.