Friday, December 19, 2008

Killi pota Dhal

Thuvar dal - cup
tomatoes - 2
onions - 1
beans - 100 gms
green chillie - 5 - 6
salt to taste
hing - 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
garlic - 1 pod
corriander leaves - 3 tbsp
water as required

To season:
Oil -3 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 10 - 12

- chop the onions into long slices
- cut the beans into 1" slices
- in a pressure pan add the washed thuvar dal, chopped tomatoes, peeled garlic, turmeric powder, green chillies and hing
- add water to that and steam it for 4 whistles
- remove from fire and in a wooden laddle smash it well
- In a pan add oil
- add the seasoning and fry.
- when the urad dal is golden brown in colour add the onions and beans
- fry till the onions become transparent
- add the salt and thuvar dal mixture
- bring it to boil and serve it with rice.

- any vegetable could be used. And it also tastes good without any vegetable as well.

Thanks goes to:
Bala, my husband. He made me learn this recipe just because he is allergic to tamarind. This dal tastes good when served with hot and spicy vegetable fry, eg. potato fry, kovakkai fry etc.

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