Simple green gram curry(pachapayaru curry)

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Green Gram / Pacha payaru-1 cup
Onion-1 chopped
Tomato-2 chopped
Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Red Chilli powder -1tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Ghee-1 tblspn
Oil-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar -1 tsp
Coriander leaves/Cilantro for garnishing


Pressure cook dal till completely cooked...If you press it with your fingers it should get mashed...

Heat oil and ghee in a kadai..Crackle some cumin seeds..

Add in onions and cook till golden..

Add in all spice powders and mix well..

Throw in the tomatoes and cook till mushy..Add required amount of water and bring that to boil..

Add in the cooked dal and mix well..

Season with salt and sugar...Simmer this for 10 mins..

Garnish with cilantro and serve with roti or rice..

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5 / 5
Posted the 20/11/2012, 17:57

Really good and simple

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