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Spicy Toor Dal Rasam

26 Sep

Kandi Pappu Kattu


Toor dal 1/2 cup
Green chillies 4
Ginger 1 inch piece
Turmeric Powder a pinch
Coriander Leaves 10-15
Salt to taste


Garlic pods 2
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chillies 4
Urad dal 1 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and cook the toor dal in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.

Wash, remove ends and slice green chillies into halves.
Peel and finely chop ginger.
Peel and chop garlic into circles.
Wash and finely chop coriander leaves.

In a deep vessel, add cooked toor dal and pour 4 cups of water.
Add sliced green chillies and chopped ginger.
Bring to boil and simmer for 8 minutes.
Then add chopped coriander leaves, turmeric powder and salt.

Heat ghee in small skillet, add chopped garlic.
Saute for few seconds and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, broken red chillies and urad dal.
When seeds start to splutter, remove from heat and add this to above toor dal rasam.
Serve hot with rice.

Notes: Squeeze a lemon in the end for tangy taste.