Monday, September 21, 2015



2 onion, finely chopped
4 green chillis
2 small cup chana dal
6 tbsps grated fresh coconut
2 carrot or few beans – optional
1 tbsp oil

For seasoning/popu/tadka

10 garlic cloves, crushed
4 dry red chillis, tear and de-seed
2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp split gram dal
10 garlic cloves, crushed
few fresh curry leaves


 Cook the dal till it turns soft but not mushy.
 Boil the beans or carrots and keep aside.
 Heat oil  add the mustard seeds and let them splutter, followed by the urad dal and cumin seeds, let the dal and cumin change color. Add the curry leaves, dry red chillis, garlic and stir fry for a few seconds.
Add the green chillis and chopped onons and saute till the onions turn transparent. add the carrots or beans and stir fry for 4 mts. If not using vegetables, add the cooked chana dal once the onions turn transparent.
 Add the cooked dal and salt and combine well and let it simmer for 3 mts. Add the grated coconut and stir fry for 5 mts.
Serve with rice and rasam.

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