- Pigeon Peas – 1Cup (50ml Cup)
- Radish – 1
- Tamarind - 10gms
- Jaggery - 1tbsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1/8tsp
- Salt to Taste
- Coriander for Garnish
Ingredients for Powder:
- Bengal Gram - 1 1/2tsps
- Coriander Seeds - 1tsp
- Raw Rice - 1tsp
- Black Pepper - 1/2tsp
- Red Chilies – 2 (Break Each into 2 Pieces)
- Dry Coconut - Small Piece (Cut into Small Pieces)
- Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4tsp
Ingredients for Seasoning:
- Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
- Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
- Curry Leaves – Few
- Asafoetida - 1/8tsp
- Oil - 3tsps
Take dal into a bowl & wash it thoroughly. Add water to the washed dal and keep it aside. Wash radish and peel it. Cut the radish into roundels and add to the washed dal. Place this bowl in pressure cooker and cook. When pressure develops in the pressure cooker lower the flame and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the cooked dal from the cooker when it cools down completely.
Take Bengal gram and add coriander seeds, raw rice, black pepper, fenugreek seeds & red chili pieces. Heat a pan and dry roast these ingredients till the seeds start changing color. Take the dry roasted ingredients into a mixie jar and add the dry coconut pieces. Grind the ingredients to a powder. Take this powder into a bowl and cover it till use to retain the nice aroma.
Take tamarind into a microwave safe bowl and add 25ml water. Place this bowl in microwave oven and cook on high power for 20 seconds. Cool it and grind to a smooth paste adding 15ml water to it.
Heat a pan and add the cooked dal and radish. Add tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric powder and grated jaggery. Mix well and add water to get desired consistency. Let it boil. Meanwhile prepare the seasoning.
Seasoning: Heat a pan and add oil to it. When oil is hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry till the seeds splutter. Then add asafoetida and curry leaves. Fry the seasoning well and add this to the boiling dal and mix well. Transfer the dal to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with plain rice.
Radish contains Vitamin C & Vitamin B complex. It is generally taken as a salad. But due to its strong flavor many do not like it. So try to prepare dishes with it and consume for good health.
The powder mix which we have prepared is sufficient for preparing this dish twice. As it will be difficult to grind with little ingredients in a mixer grinder, we have doubled them and made the powder. Store the remaining powder in an airtight jar to retain the nice aroma.
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