Jun 25, 2009

Drumstick dhall

This is something my MIL made couple of weeks back for lunch along with some sambar and curry. She made this as a side dish. I took the picture but didn't get time to write the post. I was just watching her when she made this dhall. It was super easy and was very delicious.

  1. Drumstick - 2 or 3 (acc to required quantity)
  2. Moong dhall - 1 1/2 cups
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Black pepper powder - 1 to 1 1/2 tsp (acc to taste)
  5. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. oil - 1 tsp
  8. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. urad dhall - 1 tsp
  10. red chillies - 2 (acc to taste)
  11. Asafoetida powder - few pinches
  12. Curry leaves - few

Cook drumstick and moong dhall separately on stove top adding turmeric powder in both. Do not cook the dhall in pressure cooker(which I do every time to save time). Once both drumstick and dhall is 3/4th cooked, mix it in a same pan and add salt, pepper and cumin (can also use the mixture of pepper and cumin powder) powder. Let everything mix together and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Add water according to the required consistency. Turn off the stove when the raw smell of pepper and cumin goes. In a separate pan, pre heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, fry uradh dhall, red chillies and asafoetida, to golden brown and pour it on top of the dhall. Garnish it with curry leaves. I had this along with rice in the morning and also as a side dish with roti in the evening.

 This dhall goes to CMT - Dhall/Kadi/sambar/rasam hosting by Priya, event by Jagruti.


Shama Nagarajan said...

Welcome back dear.....lovely simple dal...hope u are enjoying ur trip in india......if possible gv ur number..we can chat......

kittymatti said...

different seasoning, interesting recipe

Sanctified Spaces said...

Is this the same as Porcha kolambu?

Gita Jaishankar said...

The combination of moong dhal with drumsticks sounds delicious Vidya :)

amna said...

ooh i can imagine the flavours :)