10 Raw Tamarind (approx. 2 inch sized tamarind)
1/2 cup Toor Dal
1 Onion, large
2 Green Chillies
1 Dried Red Chilli
1/2 tspMustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Urad Dal
1/2 tsp Chana Dal
1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Sprig Curry Leaves
1/8 tsp Hing
Red Chilli Powder as needed
Salt to taste
. Put the rinsed toor dal, turmeric and one cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
. Wash and pressure cook the tamarind with water for 3 whistles. Drain the water and let them cool.
. Peel the cooked tamarind and discard the peel.
. Add water to the peeled tamarind. Squeeze the pulp and extract the juice. Keep it aside.
. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
. Add the chopped green chillies, red chilli, curry leaves and hing and fry for a minute.
. Then add the chopped onion and fry until light golden brown color.
. Add the cooked dal, tamarind juice, salt and red chilli powder to it and let it boil for a couple of minutes.
. Turn off the flame and serve hot with rice or roti.