This is one hell of a delicious curry. Serve it with rice or chapati or just eat it with a spoon. Either way, you will be in heaven.
- 1 cup urad dal (split black gram without skins)
- 2 cups of water
- 2 green chillies
- 8 garlic cloves
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 2 tsp oil
- 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 pinch asafoetida
- salt to taste
- freshly chopped coriander to garnish
Pressure cook 1 cup urad dal with 1 cup of water. Grind the green chillies, garlic and ginger together to a fine paste.
Once the urad dal is cooked, mash it with a fork or a spoon. Heat oil in a wok and add the mustard seeds. Once they start to crackle add the asafoetida and the ginger-garlic-green chilli paste. Fry the paste well for 1 minute. (Beware, this makes you cough and sputter a lot!)
Now pour the mashed lentils and add one more cup of water. Add turmeric and salt to taste. Stir vigorously and bring the curry to a boil. Garnish with fresh finely chopped coriander and serve hot!