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Green Tomato dal

Here is one ‘dal’ dish with green tomatoes. A totally unique dal, which is a South Indian recipe. It has ground fresh coconut added along with cooked dal and tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup Channa dal
  • 3 Green Tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsps Coconut grated fresh
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Whole Peppercorns
  • Salt

To Season -

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Urad dal


  • Cook the channa dal in a saucepan with water
  • Meanwhile grind to a smooth paste with water - coconut, cumin and peppercorns; set aside 
  • Add the diced Tomatoes to the cooked dal and cook for few minutes until soft
  • Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well 
  • Add the ground coconut paste and bring to a very low boil 
    Turn off heat

To Season- 

  • Take a small cast iron pan, add oil, mustard seeds
  • When the mustard crackles, turn off heat, add the urad dal and let it turn golden
  • Add the season to the dal mixture
  • Green Tomato dal is ready to serve