Whenever I dont have enough time to cook especially in the morning while preparing a packed lunch for S, this is the curry which I prepare in jiffy .Since yesterday evening I was a bit down with flu S took over the charge of cooking. He prepared this simple Dal and an Achinga thoran for our dinner and it was a blizz ! So here is our recipe for Tadka dal..
Masoor dal - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1
Tomato - 2
Ginger -garlic paste - 1 tbs
Redchilly powder - 1 tbs
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - itsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Whole redchilly -2
1.In a saucepan add little oil and saute onions for about 5 minutes.
2.Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 1-2 minute.
3.Add chopped tomatoes,all the spice powders,salt and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
4.Add the dal,enough water and cook covered until dal is cooked.Takes about 25- 30 minutes.
5.For tadka add some oil in pan and suptter mustard seeds, followed by jeera, add ginger and once they are fried add whole redchillies and curry leaves.
6.Add tadka to dal and garnish with some coriander leaves.