Tomato Masoor Dal

24 Sep


Tomato Pappu


Masoor dal 1cup
Tomatoes 3
Green chillies 4
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste


Garlic pods 2
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds 1tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry Leaves 4
Hing (inguva) a pinch
Oil 1tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and chop tomatoes into 1 inch cubes.
Remove stems, wash and slice green chillies into halves.
Crush and remove skins of garlic pods.

Wash masoor dal with cold water for 3 times.
In a pot, add washed masoor dal and 3 cups of water.
Bring to boil and then let it stay on medium high heat for 5-10 minutes or until the dal turns yellow and breaks down.

Heat oil in small pan on medium heat, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal turns light brown and mustard seeds start to jump, add halved green chillies.
After few seconds, add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and salt.
Pour little water if tomatoes are not plum and cook covered for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes become tender.

Add this talimpu to above pot with cooked dal.
Mix thoroughly and let it bubble for few seconds.
Serve with rice or roti.

Notes: Masoor dal cooks much faster than toor dal.


5 Responses to “Tomato Masoor Dal”

  1. Asha September 24, 2007 at 10:42 am #

    Oh, I LOVE that color Anusha, mouthwatering dal! I usually make this way with Masoor dal, your’s so yummy!:))

  2. Asha September 24, 2007 at 10:44 am #

    You do say Masoor dal in the title but written as Toor dal! You got me confused too! Haha!!

  3. madhavi September 25, 2007 at 5:47 am #

    tomato pappu is one of my favourites i can eat everyday. Nice pic!

  4. rashmi January 28, 2008 at 12:55 am #

    i love this tomato pappu i made it trice this week

  5. rashmi May 17, 2008 at 12:27 am #

    wow yummy masur dal my son loved it

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