Pesarapappu or moong dal: 2 cups
Curry leaves:4 strands
Coriander leaves: few finely chopped
Green chillies: 5 chopped
Cumin seeds: 2 table spoons
Mustard: 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida: 2 pinches
Red while chillies:2 to 3
Oil: 4 tablespoons
Salt: as per taste
Grind half of cumin seeds with 2 cloves of garlic to fine paste.
Now take a pan,add washed dal,turmeric,curry leaves,green chillies,above paste and water and cook until dal is nice and soft, but not too mushy,later add required amount of salt and keep it ready.
Now take another small pan and add oil,once it is heated add remaining Slices of garlic,once they are brown add red whole chillies,mustard seeds,cumin,asafoetida,curry leaves and coriander leaves.
And add above tempering to dal and cook for 5 more minutes and serve it hot with rice or phulka.