Monday, July 18, 2011


                                                                      This is another accompaniment for idli, dosa and rawa dosa.My mom use to make it with rawa dosa.When i was young we never got anything with Masala stuff(cloves,cinnamon,bay leaf etc)so it was a welcome change for us because it was like a mild kurma.

You will Need

  • Half cup Yellow dal
  • One big Potato
  • Two onions chopped lengthwise
  • Four Green chillies
  • Few curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
To Grind
  • Two tbs of scraped coconut
  • Two green chillies
  • One Tsp of Fennel seeds
  • Half a tsp of Khus khus
To Temper
  • One tbs of Oil
  • One tsp of Mustard seeds
  • Small piece of cinnamon stick
  • Few cloves
  • One cardamom
  • One Bay leaf
How To
  1. Pressure cook the dal and potato for two whistles and mash slightly.
  2. Grind coconut,chillies(2 out of 4),fennel and khus khus with water.
  3. Heat oil in a pan crackle mustard seeds,fry onions,curry leaves and chillies.
  4. Add the ground paste and the dal and potato and allow it to boil for five minutes.
  5.  Add salt and Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • If you prefer can add a chopped tomato(while cooking) or some lime juice at the end.

1 comment:

Rajan said...

I used to enjoy this dish in mangalam hotel in kumbakonam whenever I visit for temples. Thanks for providing the recipe for this. Great job!