Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Dal-1 cup
Greens-2 cups (any variety)
Small onion-10
Green chilly-6
Garlic-6 cloves
Asafoetida-2 pinches
Salt to taste
Tamarind-1 small gooseberry sized
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Coconut scrappings-3/4 cup
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

For seasoning:
Oil-2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig

Cook dal with greens, onion, garlic and green chilly in water. Grind coconut with cumin seeds, turmeric powder and tamarind into a fine paste. Add asafoetida and the ground paste to the dal and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Finally season with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve hot with idly or plain rice.

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