Wash dal and add to pressure cooker. Also add green chilli, tamarind.
Add 2 cups of water and turmeric to the dal.
Pluck menthi leaves, rinse with lot of water and drain. Add to the dal, place lid and cook for 2-3 whistles.
When pressure goes off, remove the lid. Dal should be nicely cooked without any water. If you have little water cook dal on a high flame for 2-3 minutes.
Add salt as per your taste and mash dal with back of a ladle.
Add a tbsp of oil to a frying pan, add mustard, cumin when splutters, add minced garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida. When fried, switch off the flame.
Add the seasoning to the dal, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes on a low flame.
Tasty Menthi kura pappu is ready. Serve hot with white rice or chapati.