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Tamarind Dhal

This tamarind dhal served with hot rice is made of tamarind and green gram dhal.

Tamarind Dhal

Recipe rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Course: GraviesCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

This tamarind dhal served with hot rice is made of tamarind and green gram dhal.

Ingredients

  • Thuvar dhal – 1/4 cup

  • Green Gram dhal – 1/4 cup

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind – a big gooseberry size

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

  • Fenugreek – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chillies – 4 to 5

  • Asafoetida – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

Directions

  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice and make a cup of tamarind water.
  • Add the thuvar dhal, bengal gram dhal and green gram dhal in a pressure cooker and add sufficient water. Pressure cook it till soft.
  • In a kadai add the oil and when it is hot add mustard seeds.
  • When it pops up add red chillies broken into small pieces, asafoetida, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  • Then add tamarind water along with salt and bring to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, add the cooked dhal mashed well. Allow to boil for few more seconds.
  • Serve with hot rice.
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