August 11, 2010

Andhra Beerakaya pappu/Turiya dal

Ridge gourd-3 Peeled and chopped
Onion - 1small
Turmeric -1/2 tsp
Moong dal -1 cup
GG paste -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil -3 tsp
Cumin, mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Chopped green chili -7
Coriander pwd- 1/2 tsp
Heat oil in pan. Add cumin, mustard seeds once mustard seeds crackling, add chopped onion and green chilis and cook it for 4-5 mins.
Now add turmeric and ginger garlic paste, fry it for a min.
Add moong dal, chopped ridge gourd pieces and mix it well.
After 5 mins ridge gourd pieces starts oozing out water. Now add 2 cups of water and cook it on medium flame for 15 mins.
Add salt and coriander pwd and cook it for 2 more mins.
Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves. It goes well with rice or roti.

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