Potato Dal - Side-dish for Roti & Poori, using Pressure Cooker

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Thursday, January 31, 2013

Kuttu loves dal as sides for his morning breakfast. He loves Crispy Butter-toasted bread without any sides, but for rest he needs side-dish. Dosa - Sambar, Poori/Roti with Dal. Whenever, i keep him Roti/Poori for breakfast, He will ask me what have you kept as side-dish, paruppu sambhar or thakkali sambhar???? which means dal or tomato chutney??? For him specifically, i started mixing n matching dal and veggies in pressure cooker. These recipes are real life-savers. just pressure cook and do tadka/tempering, tadahhh a delicious side-dish ready in minutes.

2 Large Potatoes
1 Cup Moong Dal
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
2 Cloves of garlic, Finely Chopped (optional)
1 tsp of Shredded Ginger 
a handful of Coriander leves
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Groundnut Oil/Peanut oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
2-3 Red Chilies, I used Long Variety
hing a pinch
2 sprigs of curry leaves

  • Wash and Soak Moong Dal for 5 minutes in plain water. Wash, Peel, and Chop Potatoes into Big Cubes. 
  • Take Moong dal in a Pressure Pan, add the Chopped potatoes, Garlic . Add 2 Cups of Water, turmeric and Salt. When it starts boiling, add red chili powder and coriander powder. Close the lid and Pressure Cook for 4 Whistles. 
  • When the Pressure releases, remove the lid and roughly mash the Mixture.  
  • In a pan, heat oil given under tempering, Splutter mustard seeds, add hing, chilies, curry leaves and pour the Sizzling tempering over the Potato-Dal and Mix well.
  • Garnish with shredded ginger and coriander leaves and Serve Hot with Poori's/Roti's. 
Sending this to Bon Vivant #11 - Healthy Appetite, happening @Sumee's place

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  1. such a perfect side for Puri!!!! looks picture perfect!!!
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  2. lovely and delicious potato side dish for pooris.

  3. Yummy and irresistible..love it

  4. one of the all time fav curries

  5. looks so inviting, miss it now... you have done it so well

  6. my fav side dish with pooris,looks yumm!

  7. My all time favorite breakfast.... Looks delicious.. :-)

  8. Definitely a beautiful dal to enjoy with puris.


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