October 29, 2015

PORCHAKOOTU

Ingredients:
Tuvar dal - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2
Brinjals - 250 gms
Onions - 100 gms
Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
Peppercorns - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Lime - 1

Method:

  • Wash and cut tomatoes, brinjals into halves. Chop onions.
  • Wash and pressure cook dal with sufficient water till tender.
  • Heat half of the ghee in a pan, fry mustard seeds until it crackles then add grated coconut, chopped onion and peppercorn. Fry until coconut turns golden brown.
  • Remove the contents and let the remaining ghee lie in the pan itself.
  • Grind the fried mixture into smooth paste. Wash grind stone with a cup of water and add to the paste.
  • Now in the same frying pan, pour in the rest of ghee, the ground paste, tomatoes, brinjals, cooked dal and salt to taste.
  • Cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  • Remove from heat. Squeeze lime, stir well.
  • Serve steaming hot with rice.
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