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Dal plain curry

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This Dal plain curry is a simple, quick and tasty dish. enjoy!
  Toor dal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Onion 1 , finely chopped
  Tomato 1 , finely chopped
  Tamarind paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Teaspoon
  Green chilly 2 , slit lengthwise
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 12 (1 string)
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For frying)
  Cilantro 1 Teaspoon (for garnish)

1. Steam cook the toor dal adding the fenugreek seeds, few cumin seeds, turmeric powder, asefeotida, garlic, onions and tomatoes for 3 whistles(or till cooked). After done, mash them and keep aside.
2. Heat oil in kadai, splutter the mustard and cumin seeds. Add the curry leaves and green chilly and saute a min.
3. Now add the mashed dal. Add little water if needed.
4. Adjust taste by adding salt and tamarind paste.
5. Leave for a boil, and cook till needed curry consisitency.
6. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Tastes great with plain white rice with ghee, roti, chappati. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Dal plain curry is liked by non-spice loving people. Simple yet delicious try and enjoy!
Dal Plain curry

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1187 Calories from Fat 1025

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 116 g178.5%

Saturated Fat 15.1 g75.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 114.1 mg4.8%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.6%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 10 g20.1%

Vitamin A 8.6% Vitamin C 32.9%

Calcium 8.7% Iron 22%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shijotg's picture
i tried it and it was great. Goes well with rice.
munsaka's picture
i agree it had a great taste.
Lakshmi gopalakrishnan's picture
plain dal curry
Mr.Prem Adhyaru's picture
To enhance the taste of d dal dont put curry leaves in the oil but instead put it in the DAL OR GUJARATI KHADI while simmiring it .Try it will will taste superb.
foodpsychologist's picture
Hi, This dal Plain Curry looks delicious ! But I'd like to saute my curry leaves a bit. I wonder if it'll get cooked by simmering.
Anonymous's picture
I am going to try this.I will coment on this soon
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