Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tomato cabbage dal

Tomato cabbage dal or pappu is just another dal that is an easy, quick and yummy recipe. We use a tinge of lemon and the blend in flavors of tomatoes and lemon is the uniqueness of this dal.

Thank you Suma for this recipe

Preparation time: 20 -30mins

Serves: 2


Cabbage 1 cup (200gms)
Tomatoes 1
Green chillies 2
Pigeon peas (toor dal/kandipappu) 1cup (200 gms)
Lemon juice 1tsp
Bengal gram(chanadal/senagapappu) 1tsp
Black gram (uraddal/uddipappu) 1tsp
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Cumin seeds(jeera/jeelakarra) 1tsp
Red chilli 1
Red chilli powder 1tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of asafoetida (hing)
Salt to taste

Fresh and finely chopped coriander to garnish

Pressure cook or boil 1 cup pigeon peas. Finely chop or grate cabbage.

In a cooking pot, boil together 1 cup chopped cabbage, 1 diced tomato, water as required and green chillies for around 4 mins till the tomato cubes turn soft. Mash the tomato with the ladle until all the juice is oozed out.

Make a tempering of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Bengal gram, black gram, 1 red chilli.
Add the tempering to the above boiled mix and leave to boil for 7-10 mins.

Add a pinch of turmeric, asafoetida, a tsp of red chilli powder and salt to taste and mix well. Add the pressure cooked pigeon peas or dal and mix well. Leave to cook for a few minutes.

Garnish with fresh and chopped coriander. Sprinkle lemon juice just before serving or serve along with lemon pickle.

Tomato cabbage dal is done, an ideal day to day recipe. Tomato cabbage dal can be had with any of the Indian bread or just plain rice.


Harini said...

hey! we make this with moong dal (pesarapappu) too tastes awesome!

Pratnee said...

Woww! Ya, have tasted it at my friend's place.. its awesome that way too:)

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