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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sundakai kozhambu


Ingredients 

Cundakkai-200 gms
Small onion chopped-100 gms
Tomato-75 gms
Chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1 teaspoon
Corrinader powder -1 tsp
Tamarind pulp-1 teaspoon
 Thoor dhal-1/4 cup 
jaggery - 2 tsp

 seasoning
Musrad seed-1 teaspoon
Small jeera-1 teaspoon
Curry leaf-little
red chillies -2nos
ginely oil -3 tsp

Method

Split sundakai  into 4 and put into water.
 Choponion and tomatoes. 
Cook thoor dhal with little turmeric powder 
Heat oil in a pan. Crack mustard seeds add curry leaves jeera and whole red chillies
Add the onion and cook till the onion changes its colour 
then ass tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes. 
Now add the cut sundakkai and saute in medium fire for 5 minutes.
If sauted nicely,there will be no bitter taste in the curry.
After sauting add the water that is there on top of the cooked dhal.(If there is not much water in your cooked dhal, add a cup of water into it, mix it lightly and take out that water.).
Add turmeric powder. 
Half close the pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes in medium fire till the Sundakkai cooks soft. Now add little more dhal water and sambar powder.cook for 3 minutes. 
Add the salt needed and the tamarind paste now. 
When the curry boils add the cooked thoor dhal left and cook for 5 more minutes
finish by adding jaggery
 Garnish with coriander leaves.









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