Karamani Masiyal is a traditional dish also known as thataipayar masiyal is a healthy dish with less oil. During lack of vegetables, this is a good choice for rice and chappathi.
Karamani 1/4 cup, small onion – 6, garlic cloves – 6, tomato- 1/2 piece, tamarind- 2 inch, oil – 1spoon, jeera, mustard seeds, asfoetida, red chilly – 5, salt, onion vadakam, curry and coriander leaves.
Soak karamani lentils over night in 1 glass of water and cook it for 3 whistles. In 1/4 spoon of oil, fry the jeera, red chilly, onion, garlic. Add tomato, tamarind and mix well. Add this to cooked karamani and add 1/2 cup of water. Allow it to boil for 3 minutes. Add curry, coriander leaves and salt. once it cools down, grind it coarsely. In a spoon of oil fry mustard seeds, jeera, onion vadakam, 1red chilly, asafoetida, curry leaves. Add this to gravy and add some water, coriander leaves. Allow it to one boil.