tamatar dal recipe

tamatar dal

Preparation time for tamatar dal -30 minutes

Ingredients for tamatar dal

  • Tuvar Dal (split pigeon peas)-250 gm
  • Tomato-5 (300 gm)
  • Garlic cloves(peeled)-12 to 13
  • Green chilli-2
  • Asafoetida (hing)-1/4 tsp
  • Dry red chilli-1 to 2
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • salt to taste


  • Heat a pressure cooker pan, add oil and let it heat properly.
  • Add asafoetida, dry red chilli and¬†cumin seeds, fry it for few seconds.
  • Add crushed garlic, fry it for a minute on low flame.
  • Add chopped tomato, ¬†cook it for 3-4 minutes on medium flame, keep stirring in between.
  • Add washed dal, turmeric powder and mix it properly.
  • Add 3 glass of water, green chilli and salt to taste, stir it.
  • Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook it for 4 whistle on medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame and let the cooker cool down completely.
  • Open the lid, blend it to make it smoother using a whisk or a dal ghotni.
  • Add coriander leaves, tamatar dal is ready to serve.

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