Tur Dal - 100 gms
Green chillies - 5 -6 (depending on your choice)
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Turmeric a pinch
Tamarind - 1 piece
Coriander leaves few
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds + Urud dal - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 1 small
Garlic pods - 4
Oil - 1 tsp
Method to prepare:
In a pressure cooker, take all ingredients except seasoning ingredients, salt, add enough water to cover it well. Pressure cook for 4 -5 whistles.
Once the pressure is off, remove the lid, drain the water to a bowl along with the green chilies. Take the pappu guthi and mash everything well. Add salt and adjust spice, if you want more spice to be added, add green chilies back and mash again. Pour back the dal water to the dal.
Heat a pan with oil and sputter with mustard, urud and sauté onions and garlic well. It can even be little browned.
Tamper this to the dal and let it cook on high flame with salt. Cook till the dal is reduced to required consistency. We normally serve a thick dal with rice.
Dal is ready to be served. This is normally served with rice, but its know to taste great with Dosa and Chapatis too.
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