Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ulundhu kuzhambu (urad dal gravy)


Urad dal gravy

Ingredients (Serves for 3)


Urad dal (ulutham paruppu) - 3/4 cup ( 1 cup size = 150 ml)
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
red chili - 2
shallots (small onion) - 5 -6 nos
coconut pieces - 1/2 cup
cumin seeds - 2 tsp
garlic - 3 + 1 pods
salt - as needed
red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - few
asafoetida - a pinch
oil - 2 tsp


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Method:


  • dry roast urad dal till its color changes to light brown
     
  • wash the roasted urad dal and pressure cook it for 2 whistles by adding water enough to immerse the roasted urad dal
     
  • chop shallots and 3 pods of garlic to small pieces
  • grind coconut pieces, 1 red chili, 1 tsp of cumin seeds and 1 garlic to a fine paste by adding little water
  • heat a vessel with oil and add mustard seeds, urad dal 
  • once it splutters, add cumin seeds, 1 red chili and curry leaves
  • fry it for a minute and then add chopped onion, garlic
  • fry till onion becomes transparent
  • add the cooked urad dal , salt and cook it for 2 mins
  • add the grounded coconut paste and cook till the raw smell goes off
  • add red chili powder and asafoetida and cook for 2 more mins and then switch off the flame
  • serve with hot white rice with any fried veggies.

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