Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Murungaikkaai Paruppu

Whenever time permits we 4 of our friend (neighbors too) families meet on Friday evenings.  It is always a puzzle to decide on the Potluck menu JJJJ, just for 4 dishes.                            
While browsing through TV Channels, Chef Mr. Dhamodaran was showing how to make Murunggaikai Paruppu. U guessed it right. Yes I made Murungaikai Paruppu for the Potluck Dinner.                              
Toor dhal ---------------------> 1 cup
Moong Dhal ------------------> 1/2 cup
Onions ------------------------> 1.5 cups Chopped fine
Tomatoes --------------------> 1.5 cups Chopped fine
Drumsticks -------------------> 10 Pieces
Chillie Powder ---------------> 3 tsp
Dhania Powder --------------> 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder ------------> 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp ----------------> 1 cup
Salt ------------------------------> A2Y taste

For Seasoning                   
Mustard Seeds ---------------> 2 tsp
Methi Seeds ------------------> 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves ------------------> 1 Strand
Red Chillies --------------------> 2
Hing -----------------------------> 1/2 tsp
Thallikira Vadavam ----------> 1 (Optional)

v  Soak the Toor dhal & moong dhal for 30 minutes, it will reduce the cooking time when it is getting cooked with vegetables
v  In a Pressure Pan, add all the ingredients except Tamarind Pulp
v  Leave it for 3 or 4 whistles                           
v  In a pan, do the seasoning
v  Pour the cooked dhal over seasoning; add tamarind pulp
v  Let it boil for couple of minutes
v  Garnish with cilantro
v  Serve it with hot rice & Ghee
Ø  Any Spicy Vegetable Poriyal or Potato Kara curry will be a gr8 combo. Or Juz Appalam or Vadagam will do the wonders.                            
Ø  I had leftovers of Paruppu, so I ended up making Spicy Clustered Beans Poriyal as Side dish.

Many Thanks to Dr. Chef Dhamodaran & Jaya TV.  Along with Muruggaikai Paruppu, I made Stir-Fry Vegetables in my style.                  

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