Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Fried gram dal - 1/2 cup
Red chilli - 10 to 15 (adjust according to spiciness required)
Garlic - 10 cloves
Pepper - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig (optional)
Salt - to taste
Oil - few drops
Heat oil in a pan, roast toor dal and roasted gram dal in a low flame. When it turns golden brown, transfer it to a plate and let it cool.
In the same pan, add cumin, pepper, red chilli, curry leaves and garlic. When everything gets roasted add asafoetida and salt.
Switch off the stove and let everything cool down. Grind everything in blender to fine powder.
Serve with hot rice drizzled with ghee.
- This can be done without toor dal. That is, with roasted gram dal alone.
- If you don't like garlic skip them.
- Adjust chilli according to spiciness required. Mine was not very spicy.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|Heat few drops of oil and roast toor dal and roasted gram dal until golden brown. Let them cool down|
|In the same pan, add red chilli, garlic and saute for a minute|
|Add cumin, pepper and curry leaves|
|Once everything gets roasted, add asafoetida and salt and switch off the flame|
|Grind everything except toor dal and roasted gram dal|
|Add the dal and grind into a smooth powder|
|Its ready! Serve with hot rice and ghee.|