October 17, 2013

Drumstick Charu

Ingredients:
Arhar dal - 100 gms
Drumsticks - 3
Tomatoes - 4
Onions - 2
Tamarind - lemon size
Jaggery - small piece
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Pepper  powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic cloves - 4 (crushed)
Red chillies - 8 (broken)
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 2-3 tsp
Curry leaves -  few
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)

Method:

  • Wash and pressure cook dal till soft and tender. Cool and mash the dal.
  • Chop onions and tomatoes. Cut drumsticks into 2" pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes then extract juice.
  • Heat ghee in thick bottom vessel, add broken red chillies, crushed garlic, fenugreek, mustard and cumin seeds, curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add onions and tomato pieces, drumstick pieces  and saute for a while.
  • Add tamarind juice, salt,jaggery, turmeric and pepper. Bring it to boil.
  • Add dal and 2-3 glasses of water and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Lastly add  coriander leaves.
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