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Pachai payaru kulambu (green moong dal curry)

Main Dish
4 servings
3 hours
25 min
Easy
creamy aromatic curry; scented with curry leaves and ghee.

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4
1 cup of pachai payaru (green moong dal ; soaked for 3 hours and drain off water)

5 garlic (remove skin)

5 shallots (remove skin)

1/2 inch ginger (sliced)

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tomato (sliced thinly)

1 tbsp plain curry powder

1/2 cup coconut milk/cream

Salt for taste


For tempering :

1 1/2 tbsp ghee (/butter/oil)

1 tsp cumin seeds

2-3 dried red chilies (snipped to tiny pieces)

2-3 sprigs curry leaves

Preparation

  • Add dal, garlic, shallots, ginger, turmeric powder and 1/2 liter of water into a pot.
  • Simmer till dal is half cooked.
  • Add tomato, curry powder and season with salt.
  • Continue to simmer to soften dal.
  • Pour coconut milk, stir and remove from heat.
  • Temper cumin, dried chilies and curry leaves in ghee.
  • Pour over dal and stir.





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