This is a dish I have grown up eating. Aayi makes this with rice rotti(alayle pita rotti) for breakfast. The cooked masoor and the garam masala gives a very different aroma to this dish. This tastes good when it is made very spicy and goes very well with the bland taste of rotti.
3/4 cup masoor(whole)
1/2 cup onions(chopped)
1/2 cup potato(chopped)
3/4 cup coconut(fresh or frozen)
2″ piece cinnamon
1/2 tea spn coriander seeds
3-4 red chilies
1/2 tea spn tamarind extract (or use 2 small pieces of normal tamarind)
Increase the spices if required.
Soak masoor in water for around 1hr (this helps to cook masoor faster).
Cook masoor with onion and potato (Just 1-2 whistles if using cooker).
Heat a little oil and add cloves, cinnamon, pepper and coriander seeds. Grind them with coconut, red chilies and tamarind.
Add this masala to masoor and cook for around 5-10mins.
Serve with rice rotti(alayle pita rotti).
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins