Monday, April 6, 2009

Maanga paruppu kuzhambu

Toor dal - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 6 (slit into two halves)
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Chillie powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 1/2 tb sp
Ghee - 1 tsp
1Raw Mango (sour in taste and cut into bite size pieces)

For Seasoning
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 3 to 4
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Hing - a pinch

For garnishing
Finely chopped coriander

How to make
1. Wash and pressure cook dal adding a pinch of turmeric, ½ tsp of oil and 2 cups of water. (adding turmeric and little oil to dal helps dal to cook fast and soft)
2. Once the pressure is gone remove the lid of the cooker and mash dal with a masher.
3. Heat oil and ghee in a pan, add seasoning with a pinch of hing. when the seeds start spluttering, add mango pieces, stir once and cover with a lid for 3 mts in low flame till the mango pieces turn soft. Turn off the flame.
4. Add chilli powder and salt to mashed dal. Mix well. To this add the fried seasoning, little water and cook in low flame for 3 mts for the dal to absorb the flavour of the seasoning.
5. Garnish with finely chopped coriander.

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