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Arhar dal - 100 gms
Flax leaves - 2 cups
Green chillies - 10-12 or as per taste
Onions - 2
Ginger - small piece
Fresh coconut - 1/2 (grated)
Tamarind juice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

For Taiimpu:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Asafoetida - pinch
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard  & Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -  few


  • Wash and pressure cook the dal in enough water until soft and tender.
  • Wash and chop onions, green chillies, ginger and flax leaves.
  • When dal is done; add chopped vegetables, grated coconut, tamarind juice, salt and turmeric. Add one cup of water.
  • Cook in low flame for 7-8 minutes until done.
  • Heat the oil in pan; add all talimpu ingredients and allow them to splutter.
  • Pour this over dal mixture.
  • Serve with rice or chapati.
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