Lentil Mash (Tuwar dal)
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Posted by Ranga NarayanaIyer Nagaraj

Split red gram (yellow pigeon peas): 1 cup
Tomato: 1, chopped finely
Oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Cumin seeds: 1 tsp
Ginger: 1 tbsp, finely chopped
Green chillies: 2, slit
Water: 4 cups
Curry leaves: 10-12
Asafoetida: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
Lemon: 1/2 tsp
Jaggery and salt to taste

Soak dal in water for an hour. Add turmeric powder, salt and a drop of oil to the dal in water and boil on low flame till it is fully cooked. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger and curry leaves. Add tomato, asafetida, a few curry leaves and continue to cook. Fry for one minute. Add this to dal and let it simmer. Add lemon, juggery, and chillies. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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