Feb 6, 2008

Karuvepilai thogayal

This is how my patti make this thogayal. Whenever she makes molagootal, this thogayal will be the side dish (for sure). The main ingredients are as follows:

  1. Curry leaves(karuvepillai) - 3 strings
  2. Tamarind - a small piece
  3. oil - 1 tsp
  4. mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  5. urid dal - 2 tsp
  6. red chillies - 2 or 3 (acc to taste)
  7. Jaggery - 1 tsp
  8. salt to taste
  9. fresh coconut - 2 tbsp
Method is really simple. Take a pan, pre heat the oil add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urid dal, red chillies and curry leaves and fry it till golden brown. Turn off the stove and add the coconut to it. Stir it for a mintue. Do not burn the ingredients. Let it cool and grind the ingredients adding tamarind, salt and jaggery to it. The consistency should be thick and not watery like chutey.
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