Drumstick Leaves Dal (South Indian Style)

Drumstick Leaves Dal (South Indian Style)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 30

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 50

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal (pigeon pea lentil), soaked for 30 minutes

  • 1 cup (tightly packed) drumstick leaves

  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped

  • 2-3 green chilies

  • 2 tbsp. oil

  • 2-3 dry red chilies, broken

  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 5-6 garlic, chopped / crushed

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 1 tsp. tamarind paste

Directions

  • 01

    Pressure cook the soaked dal, drumstick leaves, tomatoes and green chilies with 1 & 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistles. Mash slightly and keep aside.

  • 02

    Heat oil in a pan. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chilies, curry leaves and garlic. Saute till the garlic changes colour.

  • 03

    Add turmeric powder and salt and give it a stir. Add the boiled dal and tamarind paste. Simmer for 4-5 minutes on a low flame.

  • 04

    When done, switch off the flame and serve with plain steamed rice and papad as accompaniment.

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