Tomato Dal | Tomato Pappu
Tomato Dal is also known as Tomato Pappu which is a South Indian style dal that is prepared with lentils, tomato, and a delicious South Indian tadka.
Diet Vegan, Gluten-free, Healthy
Servings: 3 servings
for the tomato dal
- 1 cup toor dal yellow split pigeon peas
- 2 green chili
- 2 plum tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 3/4 tsp salt more if needed
- 3 cups water
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
Soak toor dal for 30 minutes at least. Once done, wash and rinse until the water runs clear.
Chop tomatoes and slice green chilies.
Add the drained toor dal to the Instant Pot along with tomatoes and green chilies.
Add 3 cups water, turmeric powder, and salt. Stir.
Close the Instant Pot. Cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Let the dal naturally release.
Once done, this is what you'll have. Stir.
Make the Tadka (Tempering)
This is what you'll need for the tadka.
Heat up a tadka pot on low-medium heat. Once hot, add oil.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and asafoetida (hing). Saute the spices for a minute.
Now add the dry red chilies, curry leaves, and garlic. Saute for 30 - 60 seconds.
Add the tadka to the dal.
Top with lemon juice and cilantro. Adjust salt as needed.
Enjoy with hot basmati rice.
Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Vitamin C: 134mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3mg