Methi Tomato Dal

Toor Dal - 1 cup 
Water - 2 cups
Methi Leaves - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Tamarind Juice - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1 teaspoon(adjust)
Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
Jaggery - 1/4 teaspoon(Optional)
Coriander leaves - 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Split Black Gram dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 4
Hing - 1/4 teaspoon


  • Cook toor dal in a pressure pan by adding 2 cups of water and keep it a side.

  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, saute till it pops, then add split black gram dal, jeera, curry leaves, hing and saute till dal turns red.

  • Add chopped methi leaves, saute for 5 minutes (the quantity will reduce to appr. 2 tablespoons, the add chopped tomato, turmeric powder, saute till tomato turns soft.

  • Add tamarind juice, salt, red chilli powder, jaggery and saute for 5 minutes in a low flame.

  • Add boiled toor dal, mix well, saute for 5 minutes, remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves.

  • Serve with hot rice/roti's.

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