Onion (small) - 20 nos
Tomato - 4 nos
Thoor Dhal - 200 gms
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Tamarind - a lemon sized ball soaked in water
Green chillies - 4 nos
Curry leaves and coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Oil 3 to 4 tsp
Cook the dhal separately, mash it and keep it aside. .
Tamarind must be kept soaked in water for 10 mts.
Squeeze the juice out of it. Heat the oil in a pan and allow it to splutter.
Add chopped onions green chillies, chopped tomato, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and fry it for a few seconds.
Add the tamarind juice, the cooked dhal and add salt to taste. Allow the gravy to boil for 10 mts.
Remove from fire. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
It is best eaten with hot rice and a spoon of ghee which is clarified butter.