Saturday, August 8, 2009

Muthira Upperi (Kulti dal ki sabji/ Horse gram sabji)

Muthira/kulthi dal/horse gram- 1 cup
pearl onions - 5 -6 crushed..or onion 1 finely chopped
crushed red chilly flakes - 1 tsp
green chilly - 1 crushed (as per ur taste)
turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
grated coconut -1/4 cup
mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
water - 2 cups
curry leaves

First heat a kadai. Add kulthi dal/muthira to it and roast for 5 mins. Be careful as the seeds has a tendency to splutter slightly. As soon as it starts spluttering remove from fire. Make sure it doesnt have any dirt/stones in it and transfer it to a pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder and cook it well. Usually it takes 7 to 8 whistles. Drain the excess water. U can use this stalk as soup as it is good for health..!!

Now in a kadai, add 1 tbsp of oil. Splutter mustard seeds, add crushed shallots(pearl onions) or finely chopped onion, curry leaves and saute till it turns light pink. Add crushed chilly flakes and crushed green chilly and saute for 5 mins. Add the drained horse gram and mix well. Add salt if needed as we have already added it while pressure cooking. Now lastly add some grated coconut, mix well and remove from fire.

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