Tamarind Dal (Chintakai Pappu)

Course : Curry
Serves: 1
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1/2 cup tur gram -- (toor or toovar dal)
4 pieces raw tamarind hard or black)
1 dash turmeric
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 bunch stem curry leaves
1 medium Onion
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon peeled broken black gram dal -- (urad dal)
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 dash asafetida
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste

Preparation / Directions:

1. Boil the tur dal until tender. 2. Clean the tamarind, grind, remove strands and bits of seeds. 3. Add to the dal. Add half cup water, turmeric, chile powder, curry leaves and salt, and cook. 4. Chop onion. Add. 5. Remove when the onions are cooked and when the dal is thick. 6. Fry black gram, mustards seeds and asafetida. Add as seasoning.

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