In a pan add 3 tsp oil and add the moong dal
Roast the moong dal in medium-low flame.
We need to roast this till golden brown.
Once it is half roasted, add the red chili, garlic, and curry leaves.
Roast till the dal turns golden brown.
Switch off and transfer this to a bowl.
Add little water and soak this for 15 minutes.
Drain the water, do not discard, we will use this while grinding.
Add asafoetida and salt. You can add grated coconut too.
Grind this into a slightly coarse paste.
Add little water while grinding.
This will be in thick consistency.
No need to temper mustard seeds.
Serve this with hot rice smeared with ghee.
Also you can pair this with dosa or chapati too.