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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Variety daal curry(mixed daal )mixed pappu


* Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) - 2 tbsp

* Green gram(Moong dal/Cheruparippu) - 2 tbsp
* Black gram(Uzhunnuparippu) - 2 tbsp
* Bengal gram(Kadalaparippu) - 2 tbsp
* Onion(chopped) - 1/4 - 1/2 cup
* Tomato - 1 no
* Curd - 1 tbsp
* Cumin(Jeerakam) powder - 1 tsp
* Turmeric powder - A pinch
* Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1/2 tsp
* Oil - 1 tbsp
* Salt - As reqd

Method :

*Soak all the dals in water for about 20 - 30 mins.
*Pressure cook all the different types of dals together with a pinch of turmeric and drop of oil for about 4 whistles atleast, so that they are well cooked.
*Allow to cool and then mash the dal well and keep aside.
*Grate the tomato and keep aside.
*Heat oil in a pan or a kadai.
*Splutter cumin seeds.
*Add the chopped onions and saute till light brown.
*Add in the grated tomato and cook well.
*Add 1 tsp of cumin powder and cook for a minute.
*Add in the mashed dal and mix well.
*Add a little water if required and allow to cook for 5 mins, till it all blends well.
*Add in the salt to taste.

( The dal has to be of thick consistency).

*When done, remove from stove.
*Add a tbsp of curds and mix it well.

Serve hot with chappathi/rotis.

 You may use any type of dal. Using 4 - 5 different types of dal adds t.o nutrition value

*If u do not have curds, u may use a tbsp of lime juice instead.


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