Tamarind 2 inch sized ball
Black Peppercorns 15
Cumin seeds 15
Garlic 3 pods
Hing/ Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry leaves 3
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Wash and finely chop tomatoes.
Peel and crush garlic pods.
Soak tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp.
Grind cumin seeds and peppercorns into fine powder.
Heat oil in deep vessel, add crushed garlic and all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal starts to splutter, add chopped tomatoes, tamarind pulp, cumin and peppercorns powder.
Then add 5-7 cups of water and bring to boil.
Remove from heat, add salt and hing.
Give it a quick stir and serve with rice.
Notes: Garnish with coriander leaves if you wish.