Dal Kachori Tamatey Mein|Fried Lentil Dumplings in Tomato curry
Author: Alka
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Fried Urad dal dumplings served with Sindhi style Tomato curry.
  • Urad dal (Dhotala, also known as black gram, but skinned and split) 300 gm
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Coriander leaves, chopped, 1-2 tbsp
  • Dried Pomegranate seeds 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Finely chopped ginger 1 tsp (optional)
  • Oil for frying
For Tomato Curry
  • Tomatoes 3
  • Green chillies 2
  • Curry leaves 6-8
  • Cumin seeds 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (methidaana) ¼ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tbsp
  • Red chilli powder as per need
  • Coriander powder 1 tbsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Nylon Sev for garnishing
  1. Soak urad dal for at least 4 hours and later rinse it thoroughly (Some prefer to rinse well first and then soak later. Do as you prefer)
  2. Grind it using wet grinder, along with green chillies and ginger, adding little water.
  3. Remember the batter should be thick and not watery.
  4. Add salt, cumin seeds, coriander leaves (optional), and mix it thoroughly in one direction. This aerates the batter and make the wadas soft and fluffy.
  5. Now take a spoonful of this batter and fry it in hot oil over medium to low flame till they look crisp and are well cooked from inside, but remember the colour of vadas should not be very dark. Repeat the procedure for remaining batter.Drain on tissue paper/kitchen towel.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in pressure cooker, add curry leaves, cumin seeds and methidaana and saute for few seconds
  7. Add grated tomatoes and fry for about 2 minutes.
  8. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and fry for few more minutes
  9. Add around 3 cups of water and close the lid of pressure cooker and wait till 2 whistles.
  10. Adjust the consistency of gravy, as it should not be too watery
  11. Just before serving, place fried dumplings in the bowl and pour hot tomato curry over these. Garnish with coriander leaves and Nylon sev and serve immediately with hot Phulkas/Rotis. The Dumplings have tendency to absorb the gravy pretty fast, so always mix Vadas with curry just before serving.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2012/03/dal-kachori-tamatey-meinfried-lentil-dumplings-in-tomato-curry/