Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Molagootal

Think Palakkad Chamayal and the first thing that comes to my mind is Molaguttal. One of the easiest dishes to make. Some sweet memories are attached to this. Molaguttal is the first curry I dished out for my husband after our marriage. That was 8 years ago....Time has flied away since then. I still remember those days of cooking with my recipe diary on one end of the kitchen slab....Now let's come back to the present and see how to make this quick and really simple dish of lentils and veggies and ground coconut. 


Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup - Mixed Veggies like White Pumpkin, Yellow Pumpkin, Raw Banana, Carrots, Yam, Potato, Green peas etc. diced into small cubes.
  2. 3 Tblsps - Tuvar Dal
  3. 1/2 cup grated cococut
  4. A pinch - Turmeric Powder
  5. 1 tsp - Chilli Powder
  6. 1 tsp - Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  7. 1 Tsp oil for Tempering
  8. 1 Tsp - Mustard Seeds
  9. 1 Tsp - Urad Dal
  10. Few Curry Leaves
  11. Salt to Taste
Preparation
Pressure cook vegetables with a pinch of turmeric powder and chilli powder. Also pressure cook the dal, mash it without lumps and keep aside.
Grind grated coconut with jeera to a fine paste adding little water.
Now in a separate vessel, add the cooked veggies, dal, and salt. Mix well and boil for 2 minutes. Now pour the coconut paste and adjust consistency by adding water. Allow to simmer for a few minutes. Add Curry leaves. Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Pour over the Molagutal. Serve hot with rice and some pickle of your choice.


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