We call this simple dal fry as “Uppu Paruppu”. This can be accompanied with plain white rice or chapathi.
When I was a kid I used to hate this, but now this is a life saver. This would taste heavenly with little ghee.
|To Pressure Cook :|
|Toor Dhal||3/4 cup|
|Tomatoes||1 no (medium)|
|Water||1 1/2 cups|
|To Temper :|
|Cumin Seeds||1/4 tsp|
|Green Chili||2 nos|
|Red Chili||2 nos|
|Curry Leaves||1 strand|
|Red Onion||1/2 no (medium)|
Wash dhal and pressure cook with the items given in “To Pressure Cook” section for 3-4 whistles. Chop onion and split open green chilies.
In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds when splutters add the curry leaves, green chili, red chili and onion, fry till translucent.
When pressure is released, mash the cooked dhal. Add the above tempering along with salt. If you want to dilute add some water otherwise it would be good as is.