Thursday, October 27, 2011

Green Gram Tomato Curry / Whole moong Tomato Dal


            Hope you all had a great festival day and back to routine. Did u notice ?? that my blog title was changed to "Spicy Treats" . I was planning for long time to change my title but i am not able to get a short n sweet one. Today morning just like spark i got it . First i asked my H for opinion and He said it was good and you can proceed. Hope you also like the new title :)
            Coming to today's recipe, simple and light tangy curry with whole moong dal. I made this long back and totally forgot it. This is so easy and tasty recipe which suits well with both Chapathi/rotis and white rice and jeera Pulav.
Ingredients
  1. Whole Moon dal/Green gram    1/2 cup
  2. Pearl onions    10 no.s
  3. Tomato   3 no.s( finely chopped)
  4. Garlic     4-5 cloves(cut in to halves)
  5. Green chilli    3-4 no.s(cut in to half n slitted)
  6. Turmeric powder    1/4 tsp
  7. Amchur powder     1/2 tsp
  8. Cilantro     3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  9. Curry leaves     1 sprig
  10. Oil     1-2 tsp
  11. Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  12. Cumin seeds     1/2 tsp
  13. Hing    1/4 tsp
Method


  • Soak Green gram for at least 2-3 hours and pressure cook the soaked dal for 3 whistles and then mash them lightly and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and cumin seeds wait till it pop and then add hing powder fry lightly
  • and then add curry leaves ,green chilli and garlic. Fry lightly.
  • And add onions and sauté till turns pink and then add finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle little salt and sauté the tomatoes until it turns soft and mushy.
  • After that add turmeric powder and stir well and add 1/4 cup water and bring it to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, add the mashed green gram dal and enough salt, stir well and again let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Then add amchur powder and stir well and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Lastly add  finely chopped cilantro and mix well and turn off the stove.
  • That's it..Tangy and Yummy Green Gram Tomato Curry is ready to serve. I served with Chapathi.

Notes:
In the same way instead of green gram you can also use Tuvar dal and also Yellow Moong dal.
You can also enjoy it as a tomato curry /tomato thokku by following the same procedure except the addition of Dal.


25 comments:

  1. Curry looks very delicious and its healthy too..Love with chapathis...Hey loved the new title...Good one..

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  2. Protein packed curry, fabulous side dish for rotis..

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  3. this is my fav dal, luv to eat it with roti. looks so yummy.

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  4. New title is good sangee. I liked it. After a heavy feast after diwali, this moong dal curry will be perfect for stomach. :-p Love it.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  5. nice combination..

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  6. That's a nice one Sangee. Perfect with rotis.

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  7. healthy and delicious curry...

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  8. Nice recipe with step by step picks..loved your recipe collection :)

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  9. Like the new name of your blog...sounds catchy...

    Yummy looking moong dal curry..perfect with some rotis

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  10. Nice curry with whole gram dhal..yum delight..

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  11. love the new name...healthy dal looks inviting!!

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  12. Mung dal is such a comforting dish:-) Loved ur version!!

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  13. Dhal looks delicious and healthy,like to have it with hot rice and ghee with papad and potato fry.The clicks are awesome,like the first pic.

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  14. Delicious n tempting curry,dear!!
    Loved your blog's name,nice one!!

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  15. Sangee this looks so comforting and nice. Like your new banner and name.

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  16. Me too do the same method.Only thing i'll add lemon juice in the end!!Great combo for chappathi..

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  17. The new blog name is great dear, short n sweet for sure..moong curry looks delicious, perfect for rotis..hope u too had a lovely diwali..!!

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  18. first time here!!looks yummy, one of my all time favs...nice clicks too....

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  19. Perfect and tempting
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