Monday, February 01, 2010
Here is a recipe for a very simple dhal with Zucchini or Courgettes (as they say in Europe). I make this quite often as my son seemed to like it a lot and I dont have to make a seperate dish for him. It goes well with any breakfast items like dosai, Idli's , pongal, poori and also with chapati's and paratha's.
3 cloves Garlic
2 green chillies
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dhal
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
a pinch of asfoetida/hing powder
few curry leaves
1 dry red chilli(optional)
Peel and chop the Zucchini into cubes.
Chop the onions and tomatoes
In a pressure cooker add the chopped Zucchini, onion, tomato, green chillies(slit), garlic, moong dhal, turmeric and salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Take 2 tsp of oil in a pan, to this add the mustard.When it splutters add the rest of the ingredients and stir for a minute. Add this to the cooked dhal mixture, give it a stir and boil for couple of minutes.
The consistency of the dhal should not be mushy. So take care not to over cook it.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve with a spicy side dish, in my case it was a potato fry.(will post the recipe in my next post)
Note : Adjust the amount of green chillies as per your taste. I sometimes make it without green chillies and just use a red chilli while tempering, it tastes equally good.