Kadai Dal

Kadai dal with chapati

Kadai dal with chapati


  • Toor dal: 1 cup.
  • Tomatoes:2 medium sized.
  • Onion:1 medium sized.
  • Ginger garlic paste:1 tbsp.
  • Mustard :1tsp.
  • Cumin seeds:1 tsp.
  • Turmeric powder:1 pinch.
  • Curry leaves:4 -5.
  • Coriander leaves(chopped):1 tbsp.
  • Green chillies:3-4.
  • salt:Adjust to taste.


  • Clean the dal neatly and pressure cook it for 2-3 whistles.
  • In the mean time cut the onion into small slices and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Slit the green chillies.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and cracle mustard seeds.
  • Add jeera,green chillies and fry for few seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry for one minute.
  • Add curry leaves,onion and fry until it turns golden brown.
  • Add tomato pieces and saute well and add turmeric powder,salt and fry for one minute.
  • Now add  cooked dal and fry give a nice stir.
  • Now add coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Now the kadai dal is ready.
  • This is the super combination for chapathi or roti.

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