Tomato Pappu/ Tomato Dal/Thakkali Kadayal

I love moms thakkali kadayal its one of the most simplest recipes. few years back when she was not at home i tried to simplify the recipe and gave it my twist now every one at home loves my recipe it takes me literally 10 minutes to prepare this dal if we have cooked dal and all ingredients chopped and ready to go...

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1/2 Cup Cooked Pigeon Peas 
2 Large Tomatoes(finely chopped)
1 Large Onion(finely chopped)
5 Pods Garlic(finely chopped)
3 Green Chilies(finely chopped)
1 Tsp Chilly Powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
1/4 Mustard Seeds
1/4 Tsp Cumin
1/4 Tsp Black Gram dal
3 Dried Red Chilly
2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
Salt as per taste

  • Add tomato,onion, chilly, garlic, cooked dal, chilly powder, tumeric powder and coriander powder 1/2 water or cooked dal water to a pot that fits inside your pressure cooker or add all the  ingredients to a pressure pan and cook till 4 whistles.
  • Once the tomato mixture has cooked place it on medium flame smash the dal using a wooden or steel masher bring to a boil add salt as per taste reduce a bit remove from flame set aside.
  • Heat 3 Tbsp oil in a wok add mustard seeds allow to splutter add cumin and black gram fry a bit break the red chilly and fry a bit add curry leaves and asafoetida fry a bit temper the dal with the aromatic ingredients...Serve hot with rice or roti...Enjoy...:) 

1 comment:

  1. Hii!! I just discovered your blog and I Love south indian foooddd ^_^ ur recipes really look good! Im gonna try them this summer and btw can u tell me what that red colour fry in the thaali above is? Is it cauliflower??



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