Tidali Dal

Tidali Dal - Ti (Three) Dals, Dal made from Channa dal, urad dal, split green moong dal. Simple and quick to make and tasted great.

1/4 cup channa dal
1/4 cup urad dal
1/4 cup split green moong dal
1 small onion, chopped
1 tomato, grated or 1 tbsp tomato paste
2 green chili, chopped
1 inch ginger, grated
1 tbsp garlic, crushed
handful curry leaves
1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
pinch of turmeric
fresh lime juice as per taste
salt to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Wash and Soak the 3 dals together in water for about 1 hour.
  2. Place the dals in the cooker along with the onions, green chili, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, salt and 1 and 1/2 cups water.
  3. Give 4 whistles, the dals should be cooked but not Mushy.
  4. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add the jeera and allow to splutter.
  5. Add the coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric. Cook for a minute on low heat.
  6. Add the tomato and cook till oil separates.
  7. Add the cooked dal, add water to get desired consistency and give one boil.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  9. Check seasoning, add lime juice if required. (Depends on how sour the tomato is)
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Sujatha said...

Looks great! This is a new recipe for me.. Looks simple, and healthy too! Nice entry, Medhaa..

Cham said...

There re 3 dhals, never tasted looks so delicious :)

Kalai said...

Delicious combo dal, Medhaa! Looks yummy!! :)

KALVA said...

Lovely version of dal..

Kumudha said...

So nutritious, as an array of dals are used!

Alka said...

Hey medha,
That really looks tempting!
I noticed one thing,ur style of cooking(or ur recipes) are quite different from how we cook generally.Be it tidali daal or dhaas karela,our version is very different from urs...well all said and done,whats better than having a variety of ways for cooking our beloved dishes?

Sunshinemom said...

Very tempting! I make this calling it mili-juli dal:)

SASHREE said...

absolutely looking delicious dear..will try soon.thanks for sharing

skribles said...

looks delish medhaa!

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Unknown said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe turns out great every time I cook it :)

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