'Phodnichi Dal' is the marathi equivalent of 'Tempered dal'. Though I have feasted on this wonderful dish for years, it is only today that I called up my mom and took the recipe.
Today, being the first day of 'Gauri Pooja', I prepared this at home.
Chana Dal (soaked for 3 hours)
Green Chillies - chopped
Curry Leaves (Kadipatta)
Red Chilly Powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Mustard seeds for tempering
Coriander / Cilantro for garnishing
Soak the Chana dal for 3 hours. Heat oil in a pan and throw in the mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for some time.
Add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and the soaked chana dal.
Cover and cook. Sprinkle a little water in between.
Once the dal has cooked well, add salt and a generous dash of lime. Garnish with Coriander.
The lip smacking chatpata side dish is ready!!!