Amaranth Leaves and Raw Tomato Dal - Thotakoora Pacchi Tomato Pappu

1/2 cup Lentil/Toor Dal
1 cup water
2 cups Amaranth Leaves, wash thoroughly
3 Raw tomatoes
5-10 Green chillies (as per your spice level)
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp tamarind paste
 Salt as per taste
1/4 tbsp turmeric

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tbsp mustard seeds
1/4 tbsp cumin seeds
4-5 Red chillies
Few curry leaves
2 Garlic pods

In a pressure cooker, add washed toor dal
To it, add chopped raw tomato
 Add Green chillies
Add chopped onions

Now add amaranth leaves. No need to chop them
Add water and pressure cook for 5 visils and set it aside to cool

Open the lid of the pressure cooker and the dal is well cooked as below
Switch on the heat again and now add turmeric to the cooked dal
Add enough salt
Add tamarind paste
and mix and mash well Cook for 2min till the raw taste of tamarind disappears and switch off the heat
In a pan, add oil and when it is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin, red chillies, crushed garlic,curry leaves and fry for two min.
Add this mixture to the Dal. Very yummy Amaranth dal is ready to be served!

Goes well with white rice, roti and Dosa.

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