1/2 cup black Gram
4-5 cloves garlic
2 green chilly
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Fresh coriander leaves
Soak the gram overnight, wash well and make a coarse paste of it.
Chop garlic, onion and green chilly finely.
Chop the tomatoes.
Add garlic and onion, Saute till pink.
Add green chilly and tomatoes.
Add the dry spices and salt.
Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the paste.
Roast for 4-5 minutes and immediately add hot water.
Let cook for 15-20 minutes on slow fire.
While cooking foam will come up, keep removing from time to time.
The Phanu should have cooked during this time, check and adjust the spices and consistency according to your taste.
The consistency should be that of Sambar.
You could even make this with chick peas.
Phanu is a part of the Uttarkhand Thali.