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Moong dal- 500 gm
Green chillies- 10
Tamarind juice - 1 cup
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt to taste
Oil -50 gm


  • Soak moong dal for one hour. Drain the water and grind coarsely using very little water.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Put the batter in idli plates and steam cook for 10 minutes in high flame and 5 minutes in low flame.
  • Remove and cut into medium size pieces.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add urad dal, channa dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped green chillies and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add tamarind juice and 1 cup of water and bring it to boil.
  • Cook until the gravy is little thick then add dal pieces and mix gently.
  • Cook in low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.
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