‘Awesome’ no more words to express the taste of this dish!
Super combination with iddli and dosa .
This is made with channa dal ( kadala paruppu) ground paste, fried / steamed and added
to the curry .
I made this by making one big flattened vada ( less oil, less time),and added to the curry .
It’s your choice to fry, or steam .
So ..let’s get to the recipe now
1 cup channa dal soaked for 2 hours.
1 big onion chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
3-4 dry chillies
1 tsp. Saunf ( perumjeeragam)
1 tblsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
3 tblsp grated coconut / 1/4 coconut chips
1 inch piece cinnamon + 1/2 tsp saunf ( tempering)
First grind the lentil, dry chilies, and saunf, little salt to a coarse paste .
Heat a tblsp of oil and flatten the paste into one big dosa.( see photo above).Once
browned turn over . Cook till brown on both sides and set aside.
Heat 2 tblsp.oil ,add a little saunf ,cinnamon, curry leaves and onions and sauté till
Add ginger garlic paste,green chilli, tomatoes , salt .
Cook till tomatoes are soft . Add the masala powders and stir ,till everything well
Add about 3-4 cups water ( the dal will absorb water so you have to add more)
Once it comes to a boil , crumble the dal dosa into pieces, and add to the curry.
Grind coconut and cashewnuts to a paste , and add to the boiling curry. Add the mint
leaves and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Cover for few minutes , and serve hot.￼
My suggestions : Minced meat can be added to the dal and made the same way .
Send in your suggestions and comments!