Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pasi Payaru / Mashed Greengram dal


1/2 cup whole green gram dal
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
3-4 green chillies (or to taste), slit
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 medium onions, sliced thin
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
Turmeric Powder a pinch
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped, for garnish
1-1/2 cups water


Pressure cook the green gram with a pinch of turmeric powder for 3 whistles. Remove when pressure drops naturally.

Heat the oil in a pan and fry mustard seeds, urad dal,corriander seeds, cumin seeds, sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, slit chillies and garlic for 5-10 mns.

Add the cooked green gram dal mixture along with required amount of water and stir well. Add salt to taste along with garam masala and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Switch off the stove and allow it to cool. Now grind the mixture into corse paste using a blender.

it tastes heavenly with hot rice.

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