Green Gram Lentil (Pesarapappu) soup

Green gram - 1/2 cup
Green chillies - 10
Medium size tomatoes - 2
Onion pieces - 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
Garlic pods - 2 (mash it coarsely)
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tbsp
Curry leaves - 5
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
Red chilli - 2
 Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tbsp
  1. In a pressure cooker, add green gram dal, green chillies, onions and tomatoes and pressure cook for 3 vigils or till the dal is soft.
  2. Once all the pressure is out, open the lid and mash the dal and add 2 cups of water. Green gram thickens pretty fast so its okay to add more water
  3. Add tamarind paste, salt, turmeric, coriander leaves and bring it to boil
  4. In another pan, add 1 tbsp oil and when it is hot, add red chilli, mustard, cumin, garlic pods and curry leaves and fry for 2min. Add this to dal. Yummy pesarapappu charu is ready to eat!
 Goes well with hot white rice and papad!

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