Within couple of days I had the chance to make it myself. It was a saturday and hubby dear wasn’t coming for lunch. I decided I will try this simple dal and pair it with yet another simpler aloo Roast. As you might have guessed Aloo roast anytime tastes great, especially the way I made with extra few more drops of oil. Plus the fact it had garlic added. When I was making the meal, I was reminded of the fact that this could very well be called Cooking up a meal. Infact after I made it, I almost wanted to change the theme to Cooking up a meal. But imagined how it might actually be. With simpler dishes it’s always easy to plan such things.
Wash and pressure cook the toor dal.
Once cooked, add more water as required and make it thin.
In a pan, heat oil and ghee.
Add the tempering ingredients and cook.
Keep stirring till done.
Pour over the cooking dal.
Bring it to boil again.
..till you get the right consistency!
Toor dal – 1 cup
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves few
Mustard, Urad dal – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Red chilies – 2 -3
Ghee and oil – 1 each
How to make Paruppu Kulambu
Wash the toor dal and take it in a pressure cooker.
Pressure cook the dal with enough water. Once the pressure falls, add salt and more water to make it thin.
Put it back to heat and bring to boil.
I am sure there will hardly be a person who will not profess undying love to this tuber! I was resisting for a long long time, until recently I have given up and confessed by love, atleast to this roast! It does surely grow on you, the more you resist, the worse you fall.
Microwave for 7 mins after making marks on the washed potatoes.
Heat a non stick pan with oil, add mustard, urad dal and curry leaves
Add boiled and cubed potatoes.
Simmer and cook adding few drops of oil every few mins.
Add crushed garlic and sambar powder, salt.
combine and cook
After 15 mins you are done!
Simple Potato Roast
Potatoes – 4 medium
Salt to taste
Garlic – 2 big cloves
Mustard, urad dal
Oil – 3 -4 tsp
While the dal is getting cooked, you can microwave the potatoes by marking slits on it and microwaving for 7 mins. Once done, cool and peel the skin. Chop it into fine pieces.