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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toor/ Tuvar/ Arhar Dal Without Onion-Garlic




Friends, by looking at this title you might be wondering, "Why did I post such a common Indian preparation?" But to divulge further, two of my blog readers who are bachelors requested to post a simple dal preparation where no tadka is needed. Generally the dal is boiled and then it is spiced up  with tadka , which could be more complicated for the beginners. So I simplified the preparation by reversing the method. I hope this method is easy to follow. Hope it serves well to not only the bachelor friends but to every one.


Ingredients:
1 cup Arhar dal
2 Tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp Ginger chopped finely
Pinch of Asafetida (hing)
2 Green chillies, slit
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Black mustard seeds
Salt to taste
2 1/2 cups of Water
1 1/2 tbsp Ghee


Method:
Rinse several times until you get clear water and soak dal in 2 cups of water for 20 minutes. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add green chillies and fry for a minute. Then add hing to it, add ginger and stir fry for a minute to bring a nice aroma. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. 




Now in the pressure cooker add dal, turmeric, chilly powder and salt to taste. Mix it well together, close the lid and pressure cook till you get 3 whistle. The dal should be of medium consistency. Add a generous amount of ghee on top of dal and serve with plain rice or paratha.

44 comments:

  1. flavourful delicious looking dal curry

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  2. healthy dal.. looks delicious..

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  3. Very thoughtful of you to make a simple preparation for bachelors! You manage to make a very humble and simple dish look so exotic with lovely pics!

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  4. this is so simple... i'll give this link to my brother who bugs me everytime he makes daal...

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  5. Wow...lovely pictures....i just can't take my eyes off that kadai....recipe sounds simple and yum....

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  6. Quick,inviting,irresistible and super comforting dal.

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  7. hey great one deepa
    i m passing this link to my friend.

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  8. Simple yet a great recipe deepa

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  9. simple super and healthy nutritious dal.

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  10. Comfort food,simple and healthy dal.

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  11. Looks yummy. I make this many times when I am in a hurry or the dal has not cooked.
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  12. Amar o besh lagey eyi bhabhe dal khete Deepa ..hugs

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  13. In Kannada, we call it thovve & is our favorite at home!

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  14. This dal curry looks delicious. I like to make some time.

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  15. Loved this simple dal recipe, going to try tomorrow.

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  16. I love the flavour of ghee in it..yumm..comfort food..

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  17. Simple and delicious...An all time favorite in my house....I had also been wanting to post it but have been postponing it for a while now...Your post has given me the needed boost..

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  18. Looks simply delicious..love your blog..shall follow you from now..thanks for finding me!

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  19. This kind of dhal is my all time comfort food.Simple and delicious recipe!

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  20. One of my friends was asking me for this recipe and thanks to you I don't have to type the entire recipe,I will give her a link to your post.

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  21. Such a comforting food. Looks delicious

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  22. wow..I'm incredibly impressed...wat a fantastic recipe..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  23. Wow!! Such a nice presentation....

    I blog @ Manidipa's Kitchen

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  24. Simple dal!! but without onion will it give the same teste??

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  25. Simple to make, nutritious dal recipe!!!Bookmarking this..Ideal for lazy day..:)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  26. simple and fantastic dal..looks yummy!!!
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  27. ooh I love how full of flavor this is!

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  28. Hi Deeps...hru dear? Sorry for not visiting you often as I hardly find time for bloghopping lately. Lucky I had some time now after cooking for lunch. And that's an irresistible dhal curry..so flavourful and tempting! ;)

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  29. perfect comfort dal..loved ur clicks :)

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  30. Bah dal ta darun hoyechee...amader barite mane amar Ma khub koren erom dal...spl je din niramish khawa thake....o tomake ami facebook ee khuje bar korechi....:-)

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  31. simple and delicious comfort daal..loved the beautiful presentation!will send this quick recipe to my son:)

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