1 cup tur dal
3 sprigs curry-patta
1½ teaspoons chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
3 cups plucked and washed kulfa leaves
¼ cup tamarind steeped in water
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons cumin
2 dried red chillies
2 garlic pods, finely chopped (optional)
Wash dal. Pressure-cook along with chopped tomato, 1 sprig curry-patta, chilli and turmeric powders.
Add 4 cups water and pressure cook again till mushy.
Mash smooth, mix in the kulfa and tamarind, and simmer.
Heat oil and fry cumin, broken red chillies, balance of the curry-patta and garlic, and pour over dal mixture.
Continue simmering 10 minutes.
Serve with rice.