Tur Dal - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 4 to 5 large chopped(remember its tomato dal)
Garlic Cloves - 3 to 4 large cloves chopped/sliced thinly(In US the gralic cloves are double the
size what we get in India)
Green Chillies - 6 to 10 chopped (according your level of heat)
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Onions - 1 Medium chopped
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp(remember we also have green chilli's)
Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Tamrind Paste - 1 tsp (or one lemon sized bal of tamrind soaked in water use the squeezed water)
Salt to taste
Jeera(cumin) - 1/2 tsp
Rai(Musturd) - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 10 to 12
Hing - a pinch (optional)
Dry red chillies - 1(optional)
Garlic Cloves - 2 to 3 Sliced thinly
Pressure cook all the ingredients with water(this dal is thick in consistency).
Now for the tempering i usually use one part oil and one part ghee.
Heat the oil add Jeera and Rai let it splutter.
Add the red chilli
Add curry leaves(this splutters a lot so be careful)
Add the Hing and cloves and add it to the dal
Garnish with lots of fresh corriander leaves...
adjust Salt after tasting
Serve with rice/roti/bread...just tastes yummy
Remember follow a recipe and then adjust the ingredients to your taste as every one's palette is different :)
Recipe By: Mrs Malathi
Posted By: Brinda