Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sundakkai Palya

sundakkai - 1/2 cup
thuvar dal - 1 cup
tamarind - size of a lemon
tomatoes - 2 (roughly chopped)
salt to taste
onion - 1 (finely chopped)
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
oil - to fry
dried red chillies - 4 (broken)
curry leaves - 10 - 15
- pressure cook thuvar dal, tomatoes and salt
- smash it to a fine paste
- make a paste of the tamarind
- slightly smash the sundakkai one by one after removing the stem
- and wash it throughly and then add some water and cook that for 5 - 7 mins
- then in a pan add oil
- when the oil is hot add mustard seeds and urad dal
- when they change colour add the curry leaves and red chillies
- add the onions and fry till they turn golden brown
- add the sundakkai alone and fry for 2 - 3 mins
- now add the thuvar dal mixture and tamarind water
- mix well and bring it to boil for 4 - 5 mins
- serve with rice, idli , dosa or chappathi.

Thanks goes to:
Sreemathy Mohan.
Got this recipe from her site. Came out well and tasted awesome.


Nithya said...

Looks really nice. I somehow like sundakai.. :)

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Pavithra said...

Thats looking yummy...Wish to have with hot rice.. yumm