Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tok daal Recipe (Khatta Daal)

Tok daal is my dad's hot favorite during the Summers. He insists my mom to make tok daal or khatta daal every alternate day as he says that sourness of raw mango helps us fight the scorching heat outside. You can use any daal for this , but the main ingredient for it is Raw Mango , which you have to choose very carefully. The taste of the daal comes from the sourness of mango.


Ingredients :

1. Masoor daal (soaked in water for 10 minutes)- 1 cup
2. Raw mango- 1
3. Salt to taste
4. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
5. Red chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
6. Hing (Asafoetida)- 1/4 tsp
7. Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
8. Kasuri methi (dry)- 1 tsp
9. Oil
10. Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp


Procedure :


Peel the mango and chop it into small cubes (do not make the pieces too small or else they will be totally mashed). Heat oil in pressure cooker and fry the mango pieces with salt  red chilly powder and turmeric powder for a minute. Add the daal to it and add water up to your desired level. Check the salt and cover the lead of the cooker. Pressure cook the daal on high flame until one whistle. When the daal is done , let the steam come out completely. After that heat your tadka pan and add 1 tbs oil , hing , kasuri methi , cumin and mustard seed. The cumin will start spluttering , after the kasuri methi changes its color , turn off the gas and add the tadka to the daal. Mix it well. You Tok daal is ready.


This daal tastes better with hot rice.

12 comments:

  1. My all time favorite recipe. whenever I come home after a long trip this is the first one which i ask from my mom. Lovely. But we prepare without raw mango.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  2. never cooked masoor dal so far, the recipe sounds nice and tangy

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  3. delicious daal,luks yummy...Need hot rotis now to try this.

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  4. Very healthy and tasty dal looks so delicious.

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  5. Looks delicious n yummy..lovely dal..:)

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  6. Tangy and Tasty dal very comforting.

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  7. Khushi,
    Tok dal amaar O fav specially in this summer weather here.. tobe we dont add kasuri methi to it..hugs and smiles

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  8. Delicious dal recipe...Raw mango adds to the taste..

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  9. Slurp,fingerlicking dal..super tempting..

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  10. I have returned to the internet after a long time for obvious reasons, tok dal was one of mum's favourite but unfortunately the climate in Bombay is not conducive enough , you can get a sore throat and she often wished she could have it.

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