Saturday, 6 February 2016

MIXED DAL KURUMA / MIXED LENTILS IN COCONUT GRAVY

Dals are considered to be a staple food .For vegetarians dal is the one of the protein source. This spicy and  tasty mixed dal tomato in coconut gravy gives a nice aroma and taste. We can have it for lunch and also for breakfast.


INGREDIENTS

Mixed dals                                            - 1 cup
(Channa Dal, Tuvar dal, Moong dal, urad dal & masoor dal)                                    
Tomato                                  -               -3 nos
Turmeric                                                                - 1/2 tsp
salt                                                          - to taste


FOR WET GRINDING



Coconut                                                 -1/2 cup

Garlic                                                      - 3 cloves(optional)
Fennel Seeds                                       - 1 tsp
Green chillies                                      - 8 nos
Clove                                                       - 2 nos
Cinnamon                                             - 1 inch piece
Star Anise                                              - 1 no


Grind the above ingredients to a smooth paste.







FOR SEASONING


Oil                                                            - 1 tbsp

Fennel seeds                                       - 1 tsp
Red chillies                                           - 2 nos
Curry leaves                                          - 1 sprig







METHOD

 Pressure cook dals with enough water and turmeric powder.
 Heat oil in a pan, and add fennel seeds, red chillies, curry leaves and tomatoes.


 Saut√© the tomatoes for a while and  add the cooked dals.
Add salt, and ground coconut paste. Mix well , add some more water to get desired consistency,and cook in a medium flame  till the raw smell of gravy disappears, or for five to ten minutes.

Serve hot with Thavalai dosa,  idiyappam, appam, etc.

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