Toor dal - 1 cup (washed & soaked in warm water for 1/2 hr)
Sorakaya - 3 cups, chopped 1" cubes (peel the skin & chop)
Tomatoes - 3 medium, roughly chopped
Onion - 1 medium, roughly chopped
Green chillies - 4
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp (adjust per taste)
Water - 1 cup
Amchur powder - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Dried red chillies - 2, tear and deseed
Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
Curry leaves - sprig
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp (optional)
- Pressure cook toor dal, sorakaya, tomatoes, onion, green chillies with turmeric, salt and 1 cup water for upto 4 whistles.
- When pressure is released, remove the lid and add amchur powder, adjust salt.
- In a small saucepan, heat 2 tsp oil for seasoning. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds. When they start crackling, add rest of the ingredients called for under seasoning. Fry for just a few seconds and add this seasoning to dal mixture.
Stir in 2 tsp ghee for that perfect taste! Serve with warm rice!