Simple Tomato Dal

13 Apr

Tomato Pappu with appadam


Toor dal/ kandi pappu 1cup
Tomatoes 3
Green chillies 4
Salt to taste


Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Garlic pods 2
Hing (inguva) a pinch
Oil 1tsp

Method of preparation:

Pour 2 and half cups of water and cook the washed dal for 2-3whistles in pressure cooker.
Chop tomatoes and cook them along with toor dal in same cooker but in a different vessel.

In a deep pan, heat oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies, crushed
garlic pods,hing and then halved green chillies. When seeds start to jump,
add the cooked dal and tomatoes. Cook for 5-10min according to your dal preferences.
Finally add salt and serve with roasted papad.

Add chopped onions while cooking the dal if you wish.


13 Responses to “Simple Tomato Dal”

  1. shanti April 13, 2007 at 10:46 am #

    hai ninna nee blog choosa chala nachindhi…nee presentation chala kooda….

    thank u for ur coment on punugulu..

  2. Arjuna April 13, 2007 at 10:47 am #

    Tomato pappu.. yummy!
    Hot rice+tomato pappu+ghee == heaven πŸ™‚

    Love the colors! Are you using natural sunlight as the light source for your pictures?

  3. anusharaji April 13, 2007 at 10:53 am #

    @shanti am glad u like my presentation
    @arjuna +crunchy papad/ chilli
    more than heaven πŸ˜‰
    n s am using natural sunlight for my pictures. πŸ™‚

  4. Asha April 13, 2007 at 12:12 pm #

    So simple and delicious and I love the pink color too!:))

  5. Jyothi April 13, 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    Hi raji

    Your pics are so beautiful. I like this tomato pappu very very much :-). Thanks for sharing.

  6. aNoop April 15, 2007 at 9:08 pm #

    this is something i make πŸ™‚ fast and delicious…

  7. neal mcgrath May 4, 2007 at 12:41 pm #

    hi, i’d like to try this dal recipe, but i am confused: what do you mean when you say to cok the tomatoes “along with the toor dal in same cooker but in a different vessel”? do you mean cook the dal first, then add the tomatoes, or put the tomatoes in the pressure cooker but inside a small bowl that goes into the pressure cooker?

  8. Leena July 26, 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Even I have the same doubt as Neil.

  9. anusharaji July 26, 2007 at 6:37 am #

    guess i confused u
    do one thing
    in a deep pan, do talimpu and add chopped tomatoes.
    close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
    then add the pressure cooked dal and mix to the cooked tomatoes.

  10. vinuta May 16, 2008 at 2:25 am #

    hi,just found ur site,u r a godsend to me right now. am a manglorean married to a telugite who loves his mom’s food and she is not happy to share her thanks for all ur recipes. hopefully my husband will enjoy his food at home now on.

  11. anitha August 4, 2008 at 8:34 am #

    thanks to ur husband loves eating outside foods but now he has started eating at home now on……….

  12. hannah March 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    simple and good

  13. hannah March 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm #


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