"I don’t know that that many people know this dish, but once you try it, you will want to know how to make it. This is a classic Andhra dish that is much loved in our house. My mother makes the best Patholi I have ever eaten and here is the recipe."
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  1. Soak chana dal in water for 4 – 6 hours. Drain well. Grind with green chillis and salt into a thick and coarse paste, using as little water as needed.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add tadka ingredients and fry till seeds splutter. Add onion and fry till golden brown, about 5 minutes. Now add the chana dal paste and cook, stirring often, till the dal is cooked. This should take approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Add the red chilli powder and coriander leaves. Cook 5 more minutes. Patholi is ready. Serve with hot rice and ghee. Patholi is dry and works very well with Pulusu pacchadi (Andhra sweet sour stew)and avakaya (Andhra mango pickle)


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