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       Title: Toovar Dal
  Categories: Main dish, Indian, Dals, Vegetarian
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       5 oz Toovar dal
       1 pt Water
       2 ea Green beans
       5 ea Curry leaves
       1 ea 1/2 piece of ginger
       1 ea Green chilli
     1/2 tb Jaggery
       2 ea Tomatoes
       1 tb Raw groundnut meats
            Salt to taste
 
 -----------------------------------TARKA-----------------------------------
       1 tb Ghee or oil maybe used
     1/2 ts Cumin seeds
     1/2 ts Mustard seeds
     1/2 ts Chilli powder
       1 tb Freshly chopped coriander
            Leaves
            Pinch of asafoetida
  
   Wash & clean the dal throughly and leave to soak for one hour. Wash it
   againin one or two changes of water and then place it in a saucepan
   with one pint of water. Wash the drumsticks and cut into two in. long
   pieces. Add this to the dal with the curry leaves, the salt, chopped
   ginger, chopped green chilli, jaggery, chopped tomatoes and raw
   groundnuts. bring the dal to the boil, reduce the heat and let it
   simmer for about 15 mins. until the dal is well blended and the
   drumsticks are tender. The consistancy of the dal should be like that
   of a cream soup.
   
   To make the tarka, heat the ghee or oil and when hot add the cumin
   seeds and the mustard seeds. As soon as they start to op add the
   asefoetida and the chilli powder. Stir fry for a second only or the
   chilli powder will burn. Poour it over the prepared dal and garnish
   with fresh chopped coriander leaves.
   
   Meera Taneja, “Indian Regional Cookery”  Posted by: Joell Abbott
  
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