Tomato Dal or Tomato pappu

Tomato is a vegetable and a fruit widely used in cooking. It has got some good health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants,it prevents cancer and might be beneficial for reducing cardiovascular risk associated with type2 diabetes. Tomato dal is easy to prepare and tastes good.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4 persons


Tomatoes : 10 Small
Tur dal: 1 1/2 cup
Green chillies: 2
Turmeric: small pinch
Tamrind: small piece
Oil: 4tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:

Mustard seeds: 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1/4 tsp
Red chilly: 1
Asafoetida: small pinch


Pressure cook dal upto 5 whistles or cook dal till is mashed.

Take a kadai add 2 tsp oil, add tomatoes, green chillies and tamrind. Cover with a lid and cook till tomatoes are mashed.

Add mashed tomatoes to dal let it cook for a minute. Add turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Cook for 5 minutes.

Take a kadai with 2 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds, red chilly and asafoetida. Saute till it turns golden brown and add this seasoning to dal.

Garnish with coriander and served hot with steamed rice along with ghee or roti (Indian flat bread).

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Happy Cooking.

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