Thursday, September 22, 2011



Toor Dal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium (finely chopped)
Tomato 1 medium (finely chopped)
Carrots - 1/2 cup (chopped into small sticks)
Potato - 1/2 cup (chopped into small pieces)
Dry Red Chillies - 3
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Sambar Powder - 1 tblsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves
Salt - to taste


  • Pressure cook the toor dal with a pinch of turmeric, for about 10 minutes and keep aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add the dry red chillies, curry leaves and onions. Fry till the onions turn golden brown.
  • Now add the tomatoes and fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Add in the carrots, potatoes, sambar powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add a cup of water, stir and keep the flame on low. Close the vessel and let it cook till vegetables are tender.
  • Now, add in the cooked toor dal and combine well.
  • Let it cook for 5 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!

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