Tomato/Takkali Dal


Tomatoes are also an excellent source vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E and phosphorus. So Here we are going to see tomatoes cooked with dal (lentils) with added spices.

Serves : 3-4

Prep Time : 5 mins     Cooking Times : 15 mins


Toor Dal : 100gm

Tomato : 3 medium size

Turmeric powder : 1tsp

For Tempering:

Oil/Ghee : 3 tsp

Mustard seed : 1 tsp

Cumin Seeds : 1tsp

Methi seed : 1/4 tsp

Red Chilly powder : 1 tsp

Coriander Powder : 2 tsp

Garam Masala : 1 tsp (optional)

Dry Red chilly : 1 no

Hing : 1/2 tsp

Curry Leaves : 10

Salt to taste


  1. First wash a dal with running water, add required amount of water. Then add chopped tomatoes and tumeric in pressure cooker. Cook for 3 whistles. Dal and tomatoes have to cook nicely as in pic.img-20161224-wa0011
  2. Then press a dal with ladle or spoon. Then in a pan, take oil/ghee. Once it heated add tempering ingredients one by one. After adding red chilly, coriander powder just fry it for 2 mins.

    3. Add this tempered agents to a dal, add a salt and allow in to boil for 5 mins on a medium heat. Then serve with white rice with any sides or with appalam.img-20161224-wa0015img-20161224-wa0013

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