(Fry above mentioned ingredients in 1 tsp of oil till light brown.
Cool completely & dry grind to a smooth powder)
Methi / fenugreek seeds-5
Chopped small brinjals-6
Chopped tomato-1 small
Chopped green chillies-2
Yellow moongh dal-1/2 cup
(Pressure cook moongh dal with little turmeric powder,slightly mash & keep aside)
Salt to taste
Diluted semi thick tamarind juice-1 cup
Coriander & curry leaves-little
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with above ingredients.
Add the brinjal,onion,tomato & green chillies,fry for 2 minutes.
Pour the tamarind juice,2 cups of water,salt & turmeric powder,cook till vegetables are cooked.
Add 1 to 2 tsps of above ground masala powder & cooked dal,
Cook till everything is well combined.
This gravy should be in pouring consistency so adjust the water content.
Lastly garnish with coriander & curry leaves,mix & serve it with Ven pongal.
a) Do not add the whole ground powder,add just 1 or 2 tsps according to your taste.Remaining powder can be stored in a clean dry bottle.
b) This gravy should not be very thick,need to be in pouring consistency.
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