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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

South Indian dhal


Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Onion(big) - 1
Green chillies - 4
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp.
Sambhar powder - 1/2 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Ginger - 1 " piece
Oil - 1 tsp.


Pressure cook toor dhal, mash well and keep aside.

Grate ginger and cut onions finely . Slit green chillies.

In a kadai, heat oil, and add mustard seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add curry leaves, slit green chillies, grated ginger, turmeric powder,hing and onions. Saute well till onions are transparent. Now add the mashed dhal, sambhar powder and salt and allow it to boil till thick.
Serve hot with rice.


  1. Wow Shanthi, this dhall is so easy to make and looks very delicious!!!

  2. This dhal sounds delicious ! First time here you have a cool space....

  3. Thank you Ramya and Usha. This is often made when we want to make cooking simple and easy. The same with payathamparuppu masiyal also. It is also a variety of dhal.

  4. Hi Shanthi. I love your blog. Thank you very much for sharing your recipes with all of us especially the prasadams. I just bought a pressure cooker that whistles - but how many whistles does it take to cook dhal. Since I've never used one before I kinda get nervous using it.


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