Halwai May 16, 2018

Ingredients:

• 350gms – tur dal
• 1 medium – onion, sliced fine
• 10 Cloves – peeled and crushed Garlic
• 1/2 tsp – methi/fenugreek seeds
• 1 tbsp – thick Tamarind paste
• 2 green chillies, cut vertically into 2
• 1/2 tsp – Mustard Seeds
• 1 tsp – urad dal, split
• 1/2 tsp – Cuminutes 8-10 – Curry leaves
• 4 Red Chillies
• 1 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tbsp – chopped, Coriander leaves
• 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
• Asafoetida, a pinch
• salt
• 2 tbsp – oil

Method:

  1. Cook dal with methi seeds and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. Mash the dal well and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil. Add turmeric powder, mustard seeds, cumin, red chilli, garlic and curry leaves.
  3. Fry till seeds crackle and dal turns light brown.
  4. Add onion pieces and green chillies. Fry till onion turns pink.
  5. Add red chilli powder and mix well.
  6. Add mashed dal, tamarind paste, salt and 150 ml water.
  7. Let it boil/simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Sprinkle coriander and remove.
  9. Serve with hot plain rice with a tsp of ghee.

Recipe courtesy of Uma Devi Ramachandra