Oct 28, 2010


Toor dal /or/ Mung dal -- 1/2 cup

Ghee -- 2-3 tablespoons
Cumin seeds -- 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida -- 1 pinch
Turmeric powder -- 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilly (broken)/or/ green chilly(slit) - 2
Onion -- 1 (medium)
Tomato -- 2 (optional)

Salt -- to taste
Jaggery -- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Lemon juice -- 2 tablespoons

Coriander leaves -- for garnish

Pressure cook the dal with water. Mash slightly with a spatula and keep aside.

Heat ghee in a vessel. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle.

Add asafoetida , turmeric and chilly and stir for a minute on medium flame.

Put in the onion and tomato and cook it until soft.

Now add the dal, water(about1/2 cup), salt, jaggery and lime juice. Bring the dal to boil.

Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Entering this recipe in TASTE OF PEARL CITY'S


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