Dal

Paruppu Thanni (Dal Water) Masala

Bengal Gram Dal / Chana Dal
Ingredients:
Bengal Gram Dal – 100 gms
Onions – 2, sliced
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp
Tomato – 2
Green Chillies – 2, chopped
Saunf – 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Lemon Juice – 3 tsp
Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 2 tsp
Curry Powder – 3 tsp
Curry Leavs – few
Coriander Leaves – few
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Oil as required
Salt as per taste

Method:
1. Add turmeric powder to dal and pressure cook till soft.
2. Reserve the dal water.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Saute the onions till golden.
5. Transfer to a mixer jar and add a little water.
6. Grind to a smooth paste.
7. Roast the tomatoes over an open flame till the skins become charred.
8. Grind this to a smooth paste and keep aside.
9. Heat oil in a pan over medium flame.
10. Add saunf, cumin seeds, curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and green chillies.
11. Stir-fry for a minute.
12. Add the ground onion-tomato paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and curry powder.
13. Add salt and pour the dal water.
14. Bring to a boil.
15. Add some of the cooked dal, coriander leaves and stir.
16. Remove and add lemon juice.
17. Mix well.
18. Serve hot with chapati or idli.