This quick and simple recipe is from a TV show.I was skeptical at first trying this one , but the chef repeatedly claimed this will taste just like our Potato Masala (the one we make for Poori/Chappathi).Amazingly he was right.We liked this healthier version with out potato .
P.S : Sorry for the Not -so- good picture .I blame my camera being out of charge and had to use iPhone.
What you will need
Onion - 1 medium sized (chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Green chillies - 1-2 (slit lengthwise)
Chilli powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - as needed
Asafoetida - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Kadalai maavu / Gram flour - 2 tsp
Water - as needed
Note : Adjust green chilli and chilli powder according to your spice level.
How you will make
In a medium low heat ,heat oil in the pan and splutter mustard seeds and add ural dal, channa dal,fry until dal is golden.Now add curry leaves , green chillies and Onion.Fry until onions are almost soft and now add chopped tomatoes.Saute for a minute and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and asafoetida.In medium heat , add little water and let this cook until tomatoes are very soft. In the mean time make the gram flour mix by adding 1/4 cup water to 2 tsp gram flour.Mix it well so there is no lumps.Now once tomoatoes are cooked , add this gram flour mix, salt and let this boil in medium heat until everything comes together in to a thick gravy.Serve hot with Roti.
Note : Be sure to maintain Medium heat through out cooking.