Days are feeling neverending and so long and need the comfort of Dal Chawal. Just upped the quotient by adding green tomatoes. The tang in this Green Tomato Dal is just so perfect!
This Green Tomato Dal is all kind of kickass to be a perfect comforting weekday meal.
One would think weekends would be better in these times. That at least the official workload would be less to focus on the homework and relax. But strangely I found the weekend a little harder to deal with.
The weekend is the time when we socialise and think it was a time when I missed social contact the most. The eating out, meeting friends for a relaxed evening of drinks and free-flowing endless conversations. I missed that so damn much.
Thankfully, did Zoom with three different sets of friends but it isn’t the same really. This weekend has left me wanting for so much more. But then one gotta move on and get ourselves ready for another week, another Monday.
Leaving you with the recipe of Green Tomato Dal. Very very simple and yet so delicious to make. If you don’t find green tomatoes, replace with normal tomatoes and juice of lemon or green mangoes.
Green Tomato Dal: Day 13 of COVID Isolation
- 1 cup toor dal
- 4-5 green tomatoes
- 2-3 green chillies
- Salt to taste
For the tempering
- 2 tsp ghee
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp jeera seeds
- 2 dry red chillies
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- Coriander leaves for garnish
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- Wash toor dal twice in water. Roughly chop green tomatoes and set aside. Slit green chillies in two. In a pressure cooker add, dal, water, tomatoes, chillies and salt. Boil for 2-3 whistles or for 10 mins on sim. Wait aside till all the steam escapes
- In a small pan heat ghee and all the tadka ingredients till they splutter. Pour on dal and simmer for 5 mins. Add chopped coriander leaves, switch off the heat cover and let it rest for 10 mins. Serve with steamed rice and some pickle for good measure.