Sometimes, all you need is a simple meal at home, and what better a meal that some wonderful jeera rice and simple dal curry. So how does one go about making some simple dal curry?
Firstly, you need to wash the masoor/tur dal, about 1 cup, and cook the dal along with 3 cups of water, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, and tomatoes in the pressure cooker. After the dal and veggies are cooked, mash the mixture very well, add a little more water, and salt as well, if need be.
In a separate vessel, add curry leaves, red chillies, mustard, and smashed garlic and fry them well. When the mustard seeds splutter, add in the cooked dal mixture and allow it to simmer, mixing it well. Allow it to cook for at least 20-25 minutes before garnishing it with coriander leaves and taking it off the gas. Eat it hot.