Monday, May 16, 2011

Ridge guard dal / Beerakayi Pappu

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This is a wonderful and easy recipe. Most suitable for any occasions. This can be eaten with rice or chapati.


Ridge guard - 250 gms Chopped in cubes
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green Chillies - 3- 4 nos
Fresh Coriander Leaves finely chopped - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 2 - 3 pods (Optional)
Jeera - 1/2 tbl spn
Coconut - 1-2 tbl spn (Optional)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tbl spn
Curry Leaves  - 4 - 5 leaves
Dry Red Chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbl spn
Oil / Ghee - 2-3 tbl spn
Toor Dal -1cup
Lemon Juice (Optional)

1) Cook Toor Dal in cooker together with chopped ridgeguard and keep aside.
2) In a hand blender (if you are making small quantity) or a grinder add ginger, garlic, 1/4 tbl spn jeera, coconut, green chillies, turmeric and coriander leaves and grind it to a course paste and keep aside.
3) In a pan add oil/ghee once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, jeera, red chillies broken into two halves and add the ground paste and saute it for 2 - 3 min till they are cooked well.
4) Then add the Dal and ridge guard into the above seasoning and mix well.
5) Add required amount of salt and garnish with little coriander.
6) You can add some lemon juice if desired while serving.


1 comment:

Suma Gandlur said...

Very interesting and comforting dal. thanks for sending it over.