BM #110 Week 3 Day 3 - 

For the third day, here is the dal which I get to make very rarely owing to the non-availability of green tomatoes (Raw tomatoes). We love the taste of green tomatoes and this is one of our favorite dals.

Ingredients - 

Green tomatoes / Raw Tomatoes / Tomato kaya 3-4
Toor Dal 1 cup
Dhania Powder 1 tsp
Jeera Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp (or as needed)
Green Chili paste 1 tsp (or as needed)
Coriander Leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Turmeric, Salt as needed
Lime Juice or Tamarind extract as needed
Seasoning (Oil/Ghee 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Red chili 1 Asafotida 2 pinches)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash the toor dal and pressure cook the dal for about 10-12 minutes adding salt, turmeric, green chilies and about 3 cups of water.

After the pressure is released, heat a pan to prepare the seasoning.

After the mustard seeds pop, add the chopped green tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy.

Transfer the cooked dal into the simmering tomato mixture. Add in the tamarind extract, dhania powder, jeera powder and red chili powder. Mix well and let the dal simmer for a couple minutes.

Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves before serving.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Thursday, March 19, 2020


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. That is a yummy dal recipe with green tomatoes. I rarely cook with them but this sounds like the perfect dish to use them.

  3. Suma Gandlur Says:
  4. I have never tried adding coriander powder - cumin powder to south Indian style dals. Sounds very flavorful.

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