Cook 1\2 Thur dal in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles, and keep aside. Take chopped tomatoes, onions and green chillies in a vessel and add salt, chilli powder, dhaniya powder and haldi . Add 1 cup water to it, boil until tomatoes are cooked. Add the boiled Thur dal , and 1 table spoon tamarind pulp to it and boil for 4 to 5 min.
Heat 1 table spoon oil in a pan and add rai, jeera, urad dal, red chillies, garlic cloves and curry leaves and fry until golden brown and add the thadka to the dal. Take it into a serving bowl and garnish with dhaniya leaves.
Delicious, tomato dal is ready. This is also an Andhra style of dal, good to eat with rice, Rotis and Chapatis
by Mrs Uma ramana
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