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Tender Tamarind Leaves Dal

30 Jun

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Chinta Chiguru Pappu

Ingredients:

Tender Tamarind Leaves 2 cups packed
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Green Chiles 4
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Fenugreek Seeds a pinch
Garlic 4 – 6 pods (lightly mashed)
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash toor dal under water and pressure cook in 3 cups of water for 3 whistles.
Remove hard stems, clean and wash tender tamarind leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.

In a small vessel, add cooked toor dal, a cup of water, tender tamarind leaves, green chiles, turmeric powder, red chile powder and salt.
Boil dal until tamarind leaves turn soft.
Heat oil in a small pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When urad dal changes color, add this to above dal and boil dal for another minute or two.
Serve tamarind leaves dal with steamed rice and fried curd chiles.

Notes: Make sure tamarind leaves are perfectly cooked.