Paruppu kadayal for chapathi in Tamil – How to make dal tadka
In India this dal curry is one of the best side dish for chapathi, which is also called as dal tadka. This ‘paruppu kadaisal’ is a rich breakfast side dish recipe. Seivathu eppadi endra Tamil video ingu inaikkapattullathu
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Moong dal / pasi paruppu – 2 tbsp
Toor dal / Thuvaram paruppu – 2 tbsp
Onion – 1/2 chopped
Tomato – 1/2 chopped
Crushed ginger – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / perungayam – 1/5 tsp
Turmeric pdr – 1/5 tsp
Cumin seed – 1/2 tsp
Chilli pdr – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seed – 1/2 tsp
Dry chilli – 1
Ghee – 1/2 tsp
1. Soak moong dal and toor dal in water for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
2. In a pressure cooker add soaked dals, cumin seed, asafoetida, turmeric pdr, chili pdr, ginger, onion and tomato. Add a cup of water for cooking. Let it cook for 4 to 5 pressure sounds on high flame.
3. Once the pressure cooker’s temperature subsides, open it , add salt and mash all the ingredients thoroughly .
4. Now it is the time for seasoning. Heat a kadai with a tsp ghee , splatter mustard seed, dry chilli, curry leaves. Pour this seasoning into the dal mixture. Now dhal curry is ready.
If you choose pot cooking method for dal, select a large pot, heat double the amount of water, let dal boil in water on medium heat. Do not cover the pot with a lid as foam from dal will rise and come out of the pot and make a mess. Let it cook on medium or low flame for 30 minutes and remove the foam from top.
After 30 minutes check a small amount, mash between fingers and can be mashed if it is well cooked. If not, boil a little longer.
Written by: Kannathal chinniah