December 29, 2011

cherupayar(Moong Dal) chammanthi -Green gram chutney/gravy

Cherupayar (Moong dal)- 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 (medium size-chopped)
Garlic pods - 5 (crushed)
Dried red chillies - 4
Green chillies - 4
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Olive oil - 2 tspn
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tspn
Coconut oil - 1 tspn
Salt to taste
Tamarind extract - 2 tspn
1.Pressure cook the cherupayar (moong dal) along with salt & water.Then grain it and keep aside.
2.Heat olive oil in a pan.
3.Splutter Mustard seeds.Add curry leaves,red chillies and garlic .
4.Add onions and green chillies fry till golden color.
5.Add cherupayar and salt. Stir well for 3 mints.Remove from the stove and let it cool.
6.Grind them with tamarind extract ,salt and required water.(do not add too much water)
7.Garnish with coconut oil (optional).
Serve with rice. 


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