It was one of those days again,when onion is not taken in our family.When fasting or vrat days come it becomes difficult for me to prepare the night meal.But then thankfully i remenbered mom’s famous recipes Matar Tamatar Dal.She would prepare this dish in no time and me and my bro would wonder whether she went into the kitchen or not.This dal is so quick to make that even for office goers it will be a great lunch option sidedish.Matar/Peas are in season now and when fasting day came i wasted no time in preparing this.Hubby dear liked this and i was also satisfied with the outcome.Now to the recipe.
Cut the tomatoes and shell the green peas.In a kadai pour oil and when it gets heated add mustard,channa daland slit green chilies.Add tomatoes and green peas.When it is cooking add turmeric powder,sambhar powder and mix well.Cook moong dal in a pressure cooker and set aside.Add cooked dal and salt to the tomato and peas mixture.Cook for 2 minutes and add half a squeeze of lemon.Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot with chappathis or phulkas.
You can temper with red chillies if you want.
Sambhar powder can be replaced by red chilly powder and cumin powder.
Tempering with ghee in place of oil adds to the taste of the dal.