Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cabbage Dhal

This is a simple dish which everybody love to have very often.Very easy to cook.
Some of my friends are fond of this dhal.Goes good wid hot rice and dosa or chapati.

Ingredients :

1 cup split moong dhal
1 cup of cabbage chopped into chunks
Turmeric a pinch
Onion small size 1 finely chopped
Garlic pods 3
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Tomato 2 finely chopped
Salt for taste
Cilantro for garnishing

For Seasoning:

Oil 4-5 tsp
Jeera half tsp
Asafoetida a pinch
Green chillies 4/or dry red chillies
Onion small size chopped finely
Curry leaves.

Method for preparation:

Put dhal,cabbage, tomato, turmeric, garlic pods, onion and red chilly powder and add abt 3 cups of water in a cooker and pressure cook it. (3 whistle is enough)
After the release of pressure nicely smash the dhal wid wooden masher.

Now keep a pan to heat and add oil when oil is hot, add mustard, jeera when it splitters add greenchillies (chopped) and onion (chopped)curry leaves and asafoetida and fry it and add it to cooked dhal and put salt and garnish wid cilantro.

Tomato Dhal


I am back! Here is a recipe for famous paya prepared from goat trotters. In karnataka trotters is called as nalli. Its good to health.
I learned this from my friend.It is quite famous in tamilnadu. Goes well wid idiyappam,idly,dosa,or parota.And even u can have it like soup also.Try it friends.


Goat trotters (goat legs/kuri kalu/aatukal) 1 lb
onion 1 big size (finely chopped)
Tomato 1 big size (finely chopped)
Green chillies 4(slit into two)
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Bay leaf 2
cinnamon stick 1
cloves 4
Salt for taste
oil 5 tsp
cilantro for garnishing.
coconut (optional)

Method to Cook:

Clean the goat trotters with water and turmeric powder.

Heat cooker and add oil, then add bay leaf, cinnamon,cloves and add onion fry it, then add ginger garlic paste and fry , next add tomato and green chillies fry nicely.Now add coriander and chilly powder and add cleaned paya/trotters and pour abt 6 cups of water and put salt how much u require and close the lid of cooker and let 3 whistle come.After u release the pressure of cooker then check, if u think it is more watery or u need some thick curry u can grind coconut and add it and make it to boil for few min. Garnish it wid cilantro before serving.Serve hot.

Paya Curry