Dal Recipes – a tangy and spicy Andhra recipe

Serves : 4

Ingredients  :

Tuvar Dal/ Pigeon Pea – 100 gms

Onion – 1

Tomato – 1 medium

Green Chill – 2

Tamarind – 1/2 gooseberry size

Garlic – 5-6 pods deskinned

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Fenugreek Seed – 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds –  1/4 tsp

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Curry Leaves – 4-5

Dry Red Chilli – 2 ( cut into 3 parts)

Oil – 1 tsp

Salt to Taste

A Telugu tangy dal

Method :

  1.  In a cooker pan  add washed dal , tomato, onion, green chilli , 2 garlic pods,turmeric , tamarind and 1 cup water. Allow to cook for 3 whistles
  2. Remove the pan from cooker and allow to cool.
  3. Grind it and remove in the pan  back
  4. Add 2 cups of water more. You can alter the amount of water depending on the consistency you would like to keep.
  5. Mix well and keep in on low flame.
  6. In the meantime, for the saute take a pan with 1 tsp oil . Once it heats add the Mustard seeds, Cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds in same order.
  7. Crush the garlic pods and when the seeds splutter add the garlic pods, curry leaves and  dry red chill.
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot with Rice.
  9. The Leftovers can be used for Idli and Dosa also.








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