MENTHI KOORA PAPPU

INGREDIENTS

Pesara pappu [ moong dal ] – 1/2cup

Medium size onion – 1 [cut into chunks]

Green chillies – 3 slit

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Water – 1 1/2 cup

Finely chopped fenugreek leaves – 3/4 cup to 1 cup [ loosely packed and washed]

TALIMPU

Ghee – 1tsp

Oil – 1tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp

Garlic – 3 cloves mashed

Dry red chillies – 4 pieces

Curry leaves – few

Method

  1. Wash moong dal and cook with chopped onions, green chillies and water.
  2. Cook on low flame till the dal is 3/ 4 cooked . [dont mix]
  3. Then, spread washed fenugreek leaves and cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes. [dont mix the dal]
  4. Open lid. Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Heat ghee and oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  6. Add all the remaining ingredients one by one and fry for few seconds.
  7. Pour the cooked dal over the talimpu and mix well.At this stage, if the dal is too thick,add water and mix well.
  8. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and switch off the flame.Goes well with rice and roti.

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