Andhra Tomato Dal Recipe

Ingredients for Andhra Tomato Dal :

1 cup Toor Dal (kandipappu / Yellow Dal )
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
15-20 Curry leaves (kadhi patti)
2 table-spoon oil
3 cup water
salt to taste

Herbs and Spices :
1/2 t-spoon Mustard seeds (Rai)
2/3 t-spoon turmeric powdered (haldi)
1/4 t-spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder)
1/2 t-spoon cumin seeds (jeera)
2 whole red chillies (Khadi Lal Mirch)
a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing)
1/4 t-spoon Rasam powder 


How to make Andhra Tomato Dal :

  • Wash Toor Dal 3-4 times with water and soak for 30 mins. Now, take a Pressure cooker and add 4 cup water, Toor Dal, turmeric and a pinch of salt, cook over medium-high heat for about 15 mins. or until Toor Dal gets tender.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and put it over medium heat. After a minute add asafoetida, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies, stir it for a minute or two. Then, add tomato and garlic, cook for about 3-4 mins. stirring frequently. Add Red Chilli Powder and rasam powder.
  • After a minute add cooked Dal mixture and salt to the large frying pan and turn the heat to high, stir it well. When it starts boiling, turn the heat to low, cover with pan and cook further for 10 mins. or until Tomato Dal gets soften and gets little dissolved in a mixture.
  • Serve Andhra Tomato Dal hot with rice.