Simple Toor dal recipe or split pigeon peas recipe in south indian style is a very simple and very easy dish to make. There is no long list of ingredients or elaborate method involved.
Toor dal recipe in south indian is nothing but cooked split pigeon lentils which are lastly tempered in oil or ghee with fried spices & herbs of your choice. I have kept them to the minimum. But you can always add more spices and herbs of your choice.
Indian cuisine has so many varieties of dal recipes that it will take a life time to explore everything. Each region has its own different and delicious recipes. This is one of the South Indian version of the simple toor dal recipe as it is but natural that I share a lot of South Indian recipes as I belong to Chennai, the capital of the South Indian state of tamil Nadu.
Few of the dal recipes that I have already shared in my blog are Simple Masoor Dal Recipe-how to make masoor dal recipe Methi Dal Recipe-How to make methi dal recipe Punjabi Dal Fry Recipe and Simple Moong Dal Recipe
I make this creamy lentil recipe with moong dal or the masoor dal (split pink lentils) and sometimes even with the chana dal too. If you prefer you can always add the goodness of the green leaves by adding methi or palak to the dal and enjoying it’s goodness. (Valium) It does taste fabulous when green leaves are add to the dal.
You can serve this simple toor dal recipe in south indian with some steamed rice and papad or even with chapati, nan, or roti. You can increase or decrease the amount of water to your desired consistency.
These kind of simple and easy south indian recipes are really close to my heart, especially that come from my region the Tamil Nadu. Though it is widely used recipe throughout the India, but I love the little bit of tamil or the south indian touch to it.
For more dal recipe you can try these recipes, Dal Makhani-How to make Dal Makhani Recipe, Restaurant Style Dalcha Recipe Mutton Dalcha Recipe-Dalcha Gosht Recipe Kulfa Dal Curry
So let’s get started with the simple toor dal recipe, south indian style
Simple Toor Dal recipe, South Indian style
- 1 cup toor dal / split pigeon peas soaked in water for atleast an hour
- 1 onion finely sliced
- 1 green chili
- 1 garlic pod chopped
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
Add the turmeric powder, salt and the soaked masoor dal in a pan with 2 cups of water and cook till the toor dal is fully cooked.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to splutter, add the cumin seeds, garlic and onion and fry until the onions turn golden brown in color.
Add this tempering to the boiled toor dal.
Your delicious and simple toor dal recipe is ready to serve.
Serve hot with rice or roti.
Until next time,
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