Nellai Paruppu Kuzhambu
Toor dal / Thuvaram Paruppu - 1 cup
Tomato - 1
Green chilli - 6
Small onion - 2
Garlic - 4
Tamarind - 1 small pulp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Potato - 1
Brinjal - 2
Drumstick - 1/2
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut - 1 tblspn
Cumin - 1/2 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Small onion - 1
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 1 tblspn
Grind together coconut and cumin without water.
Extract tamarind juice and keep aside.
Pressure cook everything under ingredients except tamarind (toor dal, tomato, onion, green chilli, garlic, turmeric , asafoetida and vegetables) and mash it.
Add ground coconut, tamarind extract along with 2 cups water and salt.
Keep in flame for 5 mins.
Serve with rice and your favorite side dish.
- Adding vegetables is optional.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|In a pressure cooker, take dal, chopped small onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic asafoetida, turmeric and pressure cook till dals get cooked. Once the pressure is released, mash it|
|Cut the vegetables and soak in water till use|
|Add the vegetables to the mashed dal and pressure cook for another 2-3 whistles|
|After 3 whistles, add tamarind extract|
|2.5 cups of water|
|and salt. Cook for 5 minutes in medium flame without the lids closed|
|Heat a tadka pan with 1 tblspn oil, add mustard seeds, onion and curry leaves. Pour this tempering over the kuzhambu|