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Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 5 people
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 118mlYellow gram dal
1   Curry leaves
1   Bay leaf
3   Cloves
2   Green chillies
1/2 tablespoon 7.5mlCoriander finely chopped
1 teaspoon 5mlBlack maharashtrian masala - (refer masalas)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlGaram masala
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlDhania - (coriander seed) turmeric powder
  Salt to taste
4 cups 948mlWater
1 tablespoon 15mlOil or ghee
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCumin & mustard seeds

Recipe Instructions

Wash and soak dal for 15 minutes.  Pressure cook till very soft (4 whistles).  Cool cooker and remove. Drain water from dal and save.  Grind dal to a fine paste either on stone or in a mixie.  Mix with water and residual water of dal.  Blend well until smooth.

Heat oil in a deep saucepan. Add seeds, curry leaves, allow to splutter.  Add slit chillies, cloves, bayleaf, and saute one minute.  Make paste of masalas in 1/4 cup water.  Add paste, fry further one minute. Add dal.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Add chopped coriander.  Serve hot with puran polis (refer).

Kumar Ramanathan


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