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This side dish is very familiar and favorite for everyone in Tamilnadu. It will go very well with hot steamed rice. Ingredients: Toor dal one cup Shallots half cup Curry leaves half cup Sambar powder  Turmeric powder one spoon Cooking oil one tablespoon Mustard seeds one spoon Asafoetida one pinch drumstick pod pieces (cut into two inches length ) one plate Tomato one chopped Tamarind extract thick one cup
Procedure: Pressure cook the toordal with one spoon turmeric and three. drops of castor oil with four whistles. Soak goose berry size tamarind in one cup of water for half an hour and take extract. Heat the dry vessel with cooking oil. Allow mustard seeds to splutter. Add shallots, curry leaves and saute a while until translucent. Followed by drumstick pod pieces, turmeric half spoon, sambar powder, asafoetida and saute well with ladle in medium flame . Pour the tamarind extract and salt required. Allow to boil and cook the pods for fifteen minutes. Finally add cooked toordal entirely. Allow to boil for s…