"Sure,why not", I replied back ... but actually had no clue about toor daal.. ( even tried to recall the names of daals, I happened to eat so far ), but after having a glance at the packet he was carrying in his hand, I soon found out that the daal he was talking about was actually arhar daal ( name commonly used in Pakistani households)
I love having variety of daals, with roti or rice or just as it is.For making toor daal I usually follow my mom's simple recipe.
HALF CUP TOOR DAAL
SALT TO TASTE
1/4 TSP RED CHILLI POWDER
1/4 TSP TURMERIC POWDER
1 TSP GARLIC PASTE
2 TBSP OIL
HALF MEDIUM ONION ( CHOPPED COARSELY )
1TSP CUMIN SEEDS
2 GREEN CHILLI
STEPS OF PREPARATION
1.Wash daal thoroughly with water three times and then place it in a pressure cooker.
2.Add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garlic paste and enough water to cover the daal.
3.Place the lid of cooker and wait for three whistles, once done keep aside.
4.Heat oil in a pan, add all the ingredients for tempering and fry till onion turns light golden brown.
5.Immediately pour over daal, stir and serve hot.
I am also sending it to Shanthi who is hosting lovely winter recipes