This is a common South Indian dish, to be more precise, it is a Tamilandu dish . This dish is very easy to prepare but very nutritious.
You need :
- Thuvar Dhal( Sambar Dhal)---1 tumbler.
- Red chillies--- 2 or 3.
- Black pepper ----3 or 4.
- coconut grates ---1 spoon (optional)
- garlic -one clove.
- Asafoetida---a little.
- salt ---to taste
Heat the pan. Leaving coconut grates and salt add everything in the heated pan. No need to put oil. Fry them.
When the dhal turns red remove from fire. After it gets cooled down put them in a mixi . Add salt and coconut grates . Grind them into nice powder. Then add water little by little and keep grinding. You can see the mixture turning into a fine paste. Remove from the mixi jar into your serving dish.
Serve with hot rice.This goes well with ' Vatha Kuzambhu ' again a familiar South Indian dish. If you like to add oil, you can add when mixing with rice and eat. Add gingelly oil to taste great.
Sometimes while grinding , when we add water, there are chances that the paste turning watery. Need not panic. Forget about it for sometime( may be half an hour) and carry on with other chores. After sometime the thuvaiyal is sure to become a paste.
This tip is from my own experience.