Kandipappu Pachadi

Serves: 4 
Calories: 170/serving
IngredientQtyPrep
Red Gram Dal - Kandipappu1 cup
Onion1 mediumchopped
Curry leavesfewchopped
Indian seasoningfenugreek seeds
Water3 cups
Tamarind pasteto taste
Brown sugarto taste
Saltto taste
Red chilis3-4 mediumbroken
Garlic4 clovessliced


Method:
  1. Fry red chilis, garlic, onions and curry leaves with seasoning till transparent
  2. Add fenugreek seeds and unwashed dal, toast for few minutes
  3. Add salt and water; cook for 3 whistles
  4. Add water (if needed), tamarind, sugar and bring to boil
  5. Adjust to taste and garnish with cilantro


Notes:
This dish should have strong sweet and tangy flavors from the sugar and tamarind. Though it's not a sweet dish, the spices should not dominate. Best served with plain rice and ghee.

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