Sunday, October 24, 2010

MuLyachi DaaL

I know you are wondering about exactly how many bunches of radishes I bought from the farmers' market!! But the truth is that I do get carried away when it comes to shopping at the local markets!

MuLyachi दाल
मुळ्याची  डाळ
Radish Daal Curry

Pressure cook
1/2 cup toor daal
1 big piece of daikon radish, peeled & chopped into semi-circles
1 tbsp chopped onion
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Grind to paste
2 tbsp fresh coconut
1 tbsp onion
5 black peppercorns
1 tsp coriader seeds

1 tbsp oil
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

You will also need
1 tsp jaggery
3 kokums, rinsed
salt to taste

1. Pressure cook toor daal with remaining ingredients under pressure cook, adding 1 cup water. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add tempering ingredients
3. As they sizzle, add daal, coconut paste and water to adjust the consistency.
4. Add jaggery, kokum and salt.
5. Bring to boil. Switch the gas to low. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
6. Serve hot with plain rice and ghee/clarified butter.

Note -
1. You can mash cooked daal but take care not to mash the radishes.


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