Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Sanagapappu Kura (Chana Dal Curry)
It’s one of our favourite curries. Whenever we visit my mother’s place, my mother makes this for us atleast once before we came back.
What you need:
Pachi sanaga pappu or gram dal or chana dal-1 cup
Onions-2 large sized
Ginger garlic paste-1 teaspoon
Coreander leaves-a few
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Chilli powder-1/4 teaspoon
Fresh grated coconut powder-2 tablespoons (Optional)
Garam masala powder-1 teaspoon
For seasoning: 1 teaspoon of mustard, 1 red chilli (optional), cumin seeds and 1 teaspoon urad dal…
How to make:
Rinse and soak the gram dal for half an hour. Chop the onions and green chillies into thin slices. Heat the oil in a pan and add the seasoning ingredients. Fry them for a few seconds and add the chopped onions and green chillies. Fry them until they turn light brown in colour and add ginger garlic paste. Drain out the water from the dal and add it to the pan. Stir well and add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt. Add two cups of water to it and cook it for 8-10 minutes on a medium flame. Cook until the dal becomes a bit soft and make sure that it is not over cooked. Now add the grated coconut powder and garam masala powder to it and lower the flame. Cook it for 2-3 minutes on a low flame. Add the chopped coriander and turn off the stove. Serve it with hot rice or poories…
Note: Add only a little bit of chilli powder since we are already adding green chillies.