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150 gms toor dal
100 gms brinjal/eggplant quartered
1 onion chopped-(reserve 1 tbsp for seasoning)
1 tomato chopped
2 pearls garlic
about 1 tsp tamarind concentrate/pulp mixed in 1 /2 cup water(add more or less according to taste)
1 /4 tsp turmeric powder
1 /2 tsp coriander powder
1 /2 tsp chili powder
1 /4 tsp mustard seeds
1 /4 tsp jeera
1 pinch fenugreek/methi seeds
5 curry leaves
3 tbsps chopped coriander leaves
3 tbsps chopped mint leaves
1 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
In a small container mix the chili powder and coriander powder in the tamarind water.Add in the brinjals and tomatoes with a little salt.Mix well and set aside.
Put dal with salt,turmeric,jeera,onion ,garlic and sufficient water in a pressure cooker.
Place a ring/small trivet in the middle of the dal and put the small container with brinjal mixture on it.
Pressure cook for about 4 whistles-enough to cook dal and vegetables.
Once cooked, mash the dal.
Pour the contents of the container with brinjal into the dal.Mix well and adjust salt and turmeric according to taste.
In another vessel heat oil.Add jeera,fenugreek,onion,ginger garlic paste,curry leaves,chopped mint and coriander leaves.Fry till they crackle and turn golden brown.
Pour this seasoning onto the dal with brinjals.Mix well and serve.