This dish isn't really a dish. I mean, it doesn't classify as a dish. But many meals would be incomplete if this little dish didn't make an appearance. Mixed with rice and ghee, this becomes the staple food of thousands of little children. In fact, at my parents' home, mor kuzhambu, menthi kuzhambu, avial and kootu are never made without this little sidekick. This is just plain old Yelai Paruppu.
Since I talk about this a lot, I decided to share the "recipe" with you.
1 cup Red Gram Dal (Toor Dal)
Salt to Taste
Pressure cook the dal with 2-3 cups of water. Drain the water and keep aside. You could use it to make rasam.
Mash the dal and add some salt. The "dish" is ready.
We usually mix some of this yelai paruppu with some rice and then eat it with mor kuzhambu. You could enjoy this whichever way you like.