Recipe : Tuvar Daal - Split Red Gram Daal
Preparation Time : 35 minutes
Serves : makes 25 pieces
Split red gram (tuvar dal) - 1 cup
Tomato, chopped finely - 1
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Water - 4 cup
Green chili, slit - 2
Ginger, finely chopped - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 4
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Drumsticks - 2 sticks
A squeeze of lemon, jaggery and
Salt to taste
Soak the split red gram in water for about an hour.
Add turmeric powder, salt and a drop of oil to the gram along with the water in which it was soaked.
Now pressure cook it for around 15 minutes or for 4 whistles.
Divide the drumsticks into 2" pieces and keep aside.
Take out the dal from the cooker and beat it thoroughly till it is blended properly.
Heat oil in a pan till it is hot and drop in the mustard seeds followed by the cumin seeds and then asafoetida.
Fry on medium heat till the seeds splutter. Add this to the cooked red gram.
Add the drumsticks and bring to a boil.
Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.