I make dal everyday at home because Sanvi and Shreeya love them. Either one of them will have it everyday. Most of the times, I will have some dal as leftover. With the leftover dal, I will make sambar most of the time or some dal-based recipes. This time, I had to drop Sanvi in school and also make lunch for Shreeya.
I was tired of making sambar for lunch. When I was thinking of some easy recipe, I found this Sindhi style Dal recipe. I found it to be very simple and easy. I also make dal in a similar way. Only difference being I add chopped tomatoes in my dal whereas in Sindhi style dal, we add tomato puree. If you ask me if there could be any difference between adding chopped tomatoes and tomato puree, defintely there is a good difference. Try it out and you’ll like it. Believe me, it is a very easy and simple dish that goes well with Pulkhas, Chappathi and Rice.
Preparation Time. 2 minutes
Cook Time. 30 minutes
Recipe Reference. werecipes
Recipe Category. Main
Recipe Cuisine. Sindhi
Yellow moong dal – 1 cup
Tomato – 1 no.
Green chilli (chopped) – 2 nos.
Ginger (chopped) – 1 teaspoon
Water – 3 cups
Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander leaves – 2 sprigs
Salt – as desired
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Asafoetida – a pinch
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Wash moong dal thoroughly and soak it in water for 20 to 30 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes to a blender and grind it smoothly.
2. Boil moong dal using 3 cups of water. Once moong dal becomes soft, add chopped green chillies. Then add turmeric powder, finely chopped ginger, and salt.
3. Stir well and cook the dal until it becomes mushy. Then add the tomato puree. Stir well and then add coriander leaves.
4. Cook for 10 more minutes until the tomato puree and the dal are cooked well. Now heat a teaspoon of oil in a small pan and then add cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds turn light brown, add asafetida and curry leaves. Now pour the seasoning to the dal. Stir well and add the coriander leaves.
Now, Sindhi Dal is ready! Serve it with rice, Phulka, and Chappathi.
Other Dal Based recipes are:
Dal Tadka, Rajma Dal, Spinach Moong Dal, Spring Onion Moong Dal
- Adding curry leaves is optional.
- If you wish, you could also add few garlic cloves.
- At the end, you could also add a tablespoon of ghee to enhance the flavor.