Split Pigeon peas /Arhar Dal Verna Recipe

Moong Dal or Split Green Gram is replaced by Arhar or Toor Dal in this recipe. It is traditionally made with Moong Dal for the lunch served after a demise in the family. The orthodox insist that it should not be made otherwise. Since the family loved it, my mother made it with Arhar Dal instead of Moong Dal.

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms Split Pigeon peas
  • 5 green chillies
  • 7 tbsps grated coconut
  • 1 heaped tsp Jeera/cumin seeds
  • A pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsps Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1 broken dry red chilly
  • Salt
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 tbsps finely chopped coriander leaves.

Method :

Wash and pressure cook the Arhar Dal till done. Churn it well. Grind the coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies to a smooth paste and tip it into the Dal. Add salt and boil well. Heat the coconut oil in a pan. Drop in the mustard seeds and after it splutters add the broken red chilly bits. Toss. Add the curry leaves, toss and pour the seasoning into the boiling, Verna. Drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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