This is an easy and quick dal, I had some Sun Dried Tomato Chutney at home so used that instead of tomatoes and it tasted great.

1/2 cup Split Masoor dal
2 tbsp Sun Dried Tomato Chutney
2 green chilies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
10 curry leaves
salt to taste


  1. Place the dal in a pressure cooker. Add green chilies, curry leaves and 2 cups water.
  2. Pressure cook the dal for about 3 whistles or till cooked.
  3. Once the pressure releases, heat 1 tsp oil and add the cumin seeds.
  4. Once they splutter add the coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder.
  5. Add the sun dried tomato chutney and add this to the dal.
  6. Bring the dal to a boil, adding some water if required.
  7. Adjust seasonings, add salt if needed.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
  9. We had it with capsicum bjajji and roti.

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Happy cook said...

Dal looks so good. It must have a wonderful taste with the addition of sundried tomato chutney

DEESHA said...

comfort food at its best

Divya Kudua said...

Yummy dal Medha..have never tried cooking with masoor dal..shall try this out!!

Madhu said...

I like cooking with masoordal, i use whole though. Dal looks very tasty nice colour...

Curry Leaf said...

I know this will tangy,spic and tasty.I love it.Wonderful taste and nice twist to taditional dal

Uma said...

yummy dal! Simple and elegant!

Priya said...

Dal looks delicious Medha, loved the idea of adding sundried tomato chutney..

meeso said...

I like the idea of using the chutney, must have tasted great!

Bhawana said...

:) liked this idea of adding tomato chautney in dal. wud have tasted differently for sure than usual one. dal pic is very temtping.

meeso said...

Sounds so yummy with the chutney in it!

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