1 1/2 cups tuvar dal ( yellow dal or pigeon pea)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
4-5 dry red chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp turmeric pd
1 tbsp minced garlic
5-6 green chillies – slit
1 tbsp coriander leaves – chopped
salt to taste
Wash dal well, put in a pressure cooker, add 1 1/2 cups water n a pinch turmeric pd and pressure cook it upto 4-5 whistles.
Cool, mash n keep aside.
Heat oil in a saucepan.
Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal, dry red chillies, n cumin seeds ( in tht order).
Now add minced garlic n saute on low, till it starts to brown.
Add green chillies n turmeric pd n saute for a couple of seconds.
Pour in the mashed dal and add salt.
Add more water ( to the consistency u like) and bring it to a boil.
Cook for a couple of mins and remove from flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves
U can add vegetables like big cucumber, potatoes, drumstick, brinjal etc to this too.
If adding vegetables, add them after u saute green chillies and turmeric, add lil salt n water, cover n cook till almost done, and thn add dal.
U can add a little bit of tamarind paste to enhance the taste!!!