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Sep 8, 2008

Dal Curry

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This is a simple curry made out of cooked dal. Whenever we ran out of vegetables, we prefer this delicious curry.


  • 1 cup cooked Dal (Toor Dal, Kandi Pappu)
  • 1 small Onion, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 medium Tomato, cut into tiny pieces
  • 2 or 3 green Chilies cut into tiny pieces (Optional)
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice (Optional)
  • Salt as required

For Seasoning:

  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 or 3 broken dry red Chilies
  • Some Curry Leaves or Cilantro Leaves
  • 1 tsp Oil

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In a non-stick pan, add oil. When the oil is hot add the mustard seeds. When the seeds splutter, add the cumin seeds + red chilies + curry or cilantro leaves and fry well.

Then add the onions + tomato + green chilies and stir well. Let those cook for a while. Then add the cooked dal along with turmeric + salt and stir well. Fry really well till the dal becomes dry and flaky.

At the final stage add the lemon juice, mix well and remove from the stove. Transfer the contents into a serving bowl and enjoy with hot rice and ghee.

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Thank you dear Usha for passing me the "Good Job Award". So nice of you!


Raks said... [Reply]

Looks good Uma...You have cooked the dal perfectly for the dish!

ST said... [Reply]

Delicious and yummy curry.This is new for me.Will try it.

jayasree said... [Reply]

Hey, liked the change in header. Nice.
And you have managed to cook the dal with turning mushy. Good job.

Unknown said... [Reply]

nice recipe..thanks for sharing!!

SMN said... [Reply]

perfect cooked dal curry nice one

Sia said... [Reply]

uma, is that a toor dal u used?
it looks delicious

notyet100 said... [Reply]


Srivalli said... [Reply]

Looks lovely uma...

Usha said... [Reply]

What a wonderful and healthy recipe,will definitely try this soon:)

Deepa Kuber said... [Reply]

protein rich dish :) lovely entry

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Thanks for the recipe uma..will try this when iam in short of veggie's.

I like the header of your template uma..

Aparna Balasubramanian said... [Reply]

Looks good, a sort of usli. Is this tuvar or chana dal?

Vaishali said... [Reply]

What a lovely idea for a quick curry, Uma. It looks delicious.

Uma said... [Reply]

Thanks for your lovely comments dear friends. Sorry for the confusion, it's toor dal. I updated the recipe.

A_and_N said... [Reply]

That looks delicious! Nice recipe :)

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Looks good... back from vacation and looking for easy recipes. This recipe will help. Thanks for sharing

Cham said... [Reply]

I never knew that we can make curry with toor dhal, simple and delicious Uma!

anudivya said... [Reply]

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Bhawana said... [Reply]

Very nice Uma. curry is very tempting. Today I explored ur blog and found very good. have noted down few recipes to try. Will come back to you whenever I needed.

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

first of all...luv ur new template....and dal is cooked the perfect way!!!

raaji said... [Reply]

vow this is my first time hre....curry looks real good...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Looks nice Uma..Easy to prepare when out of veggies.

Sujatha said... [Reply]

Good template choice, Uma! very colorful and pleasing.. Dal curry is a new recipe to me.. looks inviting! Bookmarked.. :)

Srikitchen said... [Reply]

first time to ur blog and it is looking so good! do visit my blog while u find time! and also join in the chicken event going in my blog!

Mrs.Kannan said... [Reply]

It really is delicious by the look of it..great idea though.

vandana rajesh said... [Reply]

This looks really delicious, will try.

Vijitha said... [Reply]

looks lovely! thanks for sharing

Sum Raj said... [Reply]

this is a new look to ur blog and i liked it a lot uma..so as ur dal curry..healthy entry..

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,

First of all, I love new look of ur blog, awesome :))

Curry look delicious, yummy yummy.

something waiting for u @ my blog, check it out :))

Indian Khana said... [Reply]

This looks so nice...lovely pics and you have change your blog template?

lubnakarim06 said... [Reply]

Congratulations on award dear. Dal looks welcoming.

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Nice alternative Uma..esp when pantry has no vegetables :) will keep this in mind

Shri said... [Reply]

Nice colorful dish!!

Shri said... [Reply]

Nice curry.Looks so good.Congrats on your award

Illatharasi said... [Reply]

new recipe4 me, looks perfect and tempting!

PG CakeCraft said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, My first visit to ur awesome blog. Luv all ur recipes exp the dhall curry.

notyet100 said... [Reply]

THNKS uma,,willl be lookin forward for ur entry...btw this is my second event...first one was SWC GUJARAT IN MAY CEEYA...:-)HPPY BLOGGIN....

Richa said... [Reply]

that is a nice protein dish in absence of vegs, Uma!

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I've never made a dry curry with toor dhal.... infact I don't even know how much water to add to get dry toor dhal... :)

raaji said... [Reply]

thanks uma for taking time and dropping by....keep blogging....

Archy said... [Reply]

Wow, mouth watering pic.. Nice daal recipe !!

kamala said... [Reply]

That looks so lovely Uma...Thanks for sharing.

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