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This goes well as a side dish with chapattis or rice and can be eaten hot or cold. Servings vary based on size.

Serves: 2-4

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South Indian Vegetarian Side Dish

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1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tbsp. urad dhal (black lentil)
1 tbsp. channa dhal (yellow split pea)
3 red chilies
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
2 green chilies
1 tsp chickpeas
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp. jaggery (substitute brown sugar)
1/2 cup grated coconut
5 tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 can (small) crushed pineapple (about 1 cup)
Salt, to taste


  1. In a dry skillet, fry the sesame seeds, dhals, red chilies and
  2. asafoetida for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the fried ingredients with the green chilies, chickpeas, tamarind
  4. paste, jaggery. and grated coconut in a food processor and grind to a fine paste. Add small amounts of water as required to maintain smoothness. Set masala paste aside.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and turmeric and continue heating until mustard seeds begin to pop and crackle.
  6. Add crushed pineapple, and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  7. Add the masala paste and continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  8. Add salt, to taste.
  9. Serve hot or cold.

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