Luncheon with friends

Today, I was invited to a friend’s house for lunch. There were others too. Priysha was the one who was brave enough to invite all of us and better cook for all of us! The food on the menu included pepper chicken, keema, rajma, mixed vegetables, naan, rice, phulka, salad, and bread followed by plum cake and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The food was yummy but I flipped for the dal! So, on special request, here’s featuring the recipe for the dhamakedar dal made by Priysha. Btw, we had a great time as well. But this sentiment seems like a footnote to the recipe!

Toor dal
Serves 4

Toor dal – 2 cups
Water – as needed
Salt – to taste

For the tadka:
Onion – 1 small chopped into small square pieces
Garlic – 5/6 flakes chopped into small pieces
Green chillies – 1 chopped or slit
Tomatoes – 1 medium sized chopped
Ghee – 2 teaspoons
Jeera – 1 teaspoon

First boil the dal with salt and tumeric. Heat the ghee and add jeera and garlic in a wok till it turns light brown. Then add the chopped onions and fry till it turns brown too. Finally, add the chopped tomatoes and chillies. Fry it for some time and add it to the dal as tadka. Your yummy dal is ready!


5 thoughts on “Luncheon with friends

  1. Hey
    this is one of the methods I use myself to prepare dal. And yep, I quite understand the sentiment behind the special request
    Abs fantastic!

  2. don’t know if i’m missing something, but isn’t it the standard recipe for dal-fry/tadka?

    anyways, good to see you back. when are u restarting the blogs 🙂

    asuph (

    (oh yeah, i’ve moved again. hopefully this time it’s final!)

  3. If one can be so presumptuous as to suggest a variation on the theme:

    Try roasting the toor dal before cooking it. Just bung the whole lot into a pan with a very small amount of ghee. Then proceed with the rest of the algorithm. Adds a certain j. n. s. q..

    Of course dal is always best tomorrow.

  4. Imagine my luck!
    jus the other day, when i cribbed to my mum about how mallus are so famous for their boring dals, and could she please be a little different?, she informed me that in case i was unhappy with her food, i could make my own dal and eat it. Not only that, she also went on to vouch that i wouldn’t be able to anything better than her dal.
    And i’ve found you!
    I’ll be back after teachin my mum a lesson 🙂

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