Masiyal (Tomato / thakkali masiyal)

Ingredients


Thoor dhal (thuvaram paruppu) - 1/2 (half) cup
Moong dhal (Payatham paruppu) - 1/2 cup
Tamarind (Puli) - size of gooseberry
Tomato - 3
Green chilly - 2
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Bengal gram (Kadalai paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Urid dhal (ulutham paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Fenugreek (vendhayam) - 1/4 teaspoon
Sunflower oil - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida (perungaayam) - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilly powder (milagaai podi) - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1 tablespoon
Curry leaves
Coriander


Preparation


  1. Soak tamarind in water for 15 minutes
  2. Prepare 1 and half tumblers of tamarind water
  3. Cook Thoor dhal and moong dhal and keep this ready
  4. Heat 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil in a pan/kadai, in medium flame
  5. Add mustard and asafoetida
  6. Allow mustard to burst
  7. Add bengal gram and urid dhal and heat till they turn brownish red
  8. Add fenugreek
  9. Slice green chilly along the length and add this in the pan
  10. Add chopped tomatoes and curry leaves
  11. Saute for 2 minutes
  12. Add tamarind water
  13. Allow this to boil
  14. Add salt, chilly powder
  15. Heat for 5 minutes
  16. Add the cooked thoor and moong dhal
  17. Heat for 3 minutes, stir frequently. If the masiyal is very thick, you can add little water
  18. Turn off the stove
  19. Add chopped coriander leaves
Info
Masiyal is a very good side dish for Arisi Upma / Pongal.

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