March 13, 2021



Red gram dal - 3/4 cup

Brinjals - 3-4 (cut into big pieces)

Red chillies - 2-3 (cut into pieces)

Kholamba powder - 2 tsp

Tamarind pulp - 2 tsp 

Salt to taste

Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - few

Asafoetida- a pinch

Oil - 1 tbsp


  • Wash and cook dal in pressure cooker till soft.
  • Cook the brinjals separately with enough water till soft.
  • Add this to the cooked dal along with salt, tamarind pulp and Kholamba powder.
  • Stir well and add enough water to bring it to boil.
  • Heat oil in small pan; add mustard seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.; allow them to splutter.
  • Add the seasoning to the dal.

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