Dec 20, 2011

Urad dhal chutney

Ingredients :
  • Urad dhal - 1 cup
  • Dried red chilli - 5 
  • Garlic cloves - 1 or 2 
  • Ginger - little
  • Jeera 
  • Tamarind - little
  • Hing powder 
  • Turmeric powder  - little
  • Curry leaves
  • Mustard seeds
  • Salt
  • Oil
Method : 

heat a kadai , add a tsp of oil and fry the urad dhal till done, make sure u don't burnt it ....and set aside in the same kadai , add little oil and fry dried red chilli + garlic + ginger  slightly , and then dry roast for few secs. Jeera + tamarind 
once the urad dhal cools , grind it in blender along with the fried dried red chilli + jeera + ginger + garlic +  tamarind by adding little water ...grind it to smooth paste , once done heat the same kadai and add little oil and add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter then add the curry leaves +  grinded chutney + salt + turmeric powder + hing powder and cook it for few mins. ..serve it with dosa , idli ...

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    Dec 14, 2011

    Chana dhal Kofta curry

    Ingredients to make koftas :
    • Chana Dhal - 1 cup
    • Jeera 
    • Dried red chilli
    • Salt
    • Oil 
    Method :

    Soak Chana dhal for few hours and drain it completely , then grind it coarsely  along with Jeera + dried red chilli + salt ...grease little oil in  idli plate ,steam the grinded paste for few mins ...(do it in the same way as u do steam idli )
    once done , allow it to cool slightly and crumble it well ...then take small portion of this and shape it in small rounds .. In a paniyaram pan , add little oil in each hole and place the steamed chana dhal balls and fry it well on all sides till done koftas are ready ...

        Ingredients to make gravy :
        • Onions
        • Tomato
        • Jeera 
        • Gram flour - 1/4 cup
        • Chilli powder
        • Salt
        • Turmeric powder
        • Dhaniya powder
        • Lemon Juice
        • Oil 
        • Coriander leaves
        • Water 
        Method :

        Chop onions and tomatoes finely and set aside ...Heat a kadai add a tsp. of oil + Jeera and fry the onions well ...once done add the tomatoes + salt + dhaniya powder + turmeric powder + lemon juice and allow it to cook well take a bowl and mix the gram flour with little water and have it in pouring consistency ...

        keeping the flame in medium ,add the gram flour mixture to the  cooked tomato + onion curry and allow it to cook well till it becomes thick in consistency ...once done, switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves ...finally add the koftas to the gravy and allow it soak for few mins and serve it with Roti ..

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