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Tomato Dal



Tomato Dal is a popular Indian dish made with lentils and tomatoes. It is a simple and flavorful dish that is often served as a side dish or as part of a larger meal. The dish is made by cooking lentils in a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder. The dish is often garnished with fresh cilantro and served with steamed rice or rotis.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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split pigeon peas (toor dal)

1 cup

large tomatoes, chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

green chilies, chopped


cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon

lemon juice

1 teaspoon



Step 1:

Soak the toor dal in water for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.

Step 3:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the ginger-garlic paste and green chilies.

Step 4:

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt.

Step 6:

Add the soaked toor dal and 2 cups of water.

Step 7:

Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the dal is cooked.

Step 8:

Add the cilantro and lemon juice.

Step 9:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 16638 users have chowed down on Tomato Dal a whopping 42758 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Tomato Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Tomato Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in may.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Tomato Dal is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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