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Tamarind

Sweet and Sour Dal
(Aamti)

Tamarind

Split red gram cooked the Maharashtrian way gives this dal a sweet and sour taste.


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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: Indian Vegetarian (Maharashtrian)


1  cup(s) split red gram (tuvar dal)
4  cups water
½  teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
1  teaspoon(s) red chilli powder
1  teaspoon(s) tamarind paste
1  tablespoon(s) jaggery
1  teaspoon(s) ghee (clarified butter)

1  teaspoon(s) each of mustard and cumin seeds
3"  piece ginger finely chopped
4  small green chillies finely chopped
1  teaspoon(s) hot spice mix (garam masala)
asafoetida and salt to taste
finely chopped coriander leaves

  1. Heat the water in a heavy bottomed vessel and drop the split red gram into it. Bring it to a boil. As it boils, add the tamarind paste, jaggery, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook on medium / low heat for 12  minutes or till the gram is soft but not mashed. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee (clarified butter) in a pan till very hot . Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now, add the cumin seeds and the asafoetida. Fry on medium heat for 1  minute(s) or till the cumin seeds are a shade darker. Add this to the cooked gram mixture.
  3. Add the chopped coriander leaves, green chillies and ginger. Cook covered on medium / low heat for 4  minutes.
    Garnish with the garam masala and keep covered for some time before serving.

Serve hot with: Sprouted Field Beans Pulav (Vaal ni Dal no Pulav), white rice, or Indian bread (Roti).

 
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