Dal Tadka

1/2cup toor dal
2cup water
1 small onion, roughly chopped
1 small tomato, roughly chopped
3green chillies or to taste; finely chopped
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1/2tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
1tbs ginger, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

for tadka:
1tsp oil
1/2tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cumin seeds
a big pinch asafoetida
2dry red chillies, broken
handful of coriander leaves, chopped

Put all the ingredients except the ones for tadka in a vessel and 
pressure cook for 2 whistles and on low for 15mins.
When the pressure is released, remove from the cooker. Mash the dal lightly to mix well.
If too thick add some water for desired consistency (the dal will thicken as it cools). Check the seasonings and keep on low flame till it starts bubbling. Remove from flame and mix in the coriander leaves.
For the tadka, heat oil, add mustard and cumin, chillies and asafoetida. Once they splutter pour the tadka over the dal and serve hot.

Here's another one for "FIC-Yellow" event by Sunshinemom

and to

"MLLA" event hosted by Srivalli, originally started by Susan

and to Ashwini's "Lentils Mela"


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