|1 cup||Toor dal|
|1 inch||Ginger (crushed)|
|3 tsp||Coriander (finely chopped)|
|1 tsp||Methi seeds|
|1 tsp||Coriander seeds|
Soak tamarind in water and extract juice. Pressure cook toor dal until soft. Mince garlic and ginger.
Dry roast pepper,jeera,saunf,dhaniya seeds, red chillies, methi seeds and powder.
In a sauce pan, heat 2 tsp of oil and add mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp jeera. When they start to splutter add 1 red chilli. After few seconds add chopped tomatoes, tamarind juice, ginger, garlic, 1 cup of water, salt to taste and spice powder.
Cover and cook for till raw smell goes. Then add cooked toor dal and cover and let them boil for another 3 to 5 minutes.Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro. Serve hot with rice and pappad.