I don't know where my day goes nowadays. I don't find enough time to post more regularly. Friends are beginning to comment, requests are piling up, so are the recipes and pictures. Here is a recipe that has been waiting it's turn for a year.
When my mother-in-law was here last year, she brought a bunch of Tamil food magazines. In one of them was this apple dal recipe. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out when we made this for the first time. But it was such a simple recipe and the slight tart and sweet taste of apples really enhanced the lentils. It really captured the fall :)
1 cup cooked toor dal
1 medium onion - chopped
2 green chilies
1/2 tspoon red chilli powder
1/2 tspoon cumin seed powder
1/2 tspoon coriander seed powder
pinch of asaefotida
1/2 tspoon lemon juice
2-3 curry leaves
bunch of cilantro - chopped to garnish
Add the turmeric, cumin, coriander, and red chilli powder. Then add in the apples and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. Then add in the toor dal, 1 - 1 1/2 cup water and let it cook till the apples turns soft.
Garnish with cilantro and serve warm with rice.