Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sorakaya (Bottle gourd dal) pappu/Anapakaya pappu

  • Toor dal-1/2 cup
  • Bottle gourd-1 small size(Cut into small cubes)
  • Onion-1/2 chopped
  • Green chilies-4 to 6
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Tamarind -half lemon size
  • Kothimeer -a few handful to garnish
Seasoning Ingredients:
  • Oil-1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Hing-a pinch
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Dry red chilies-2 (break in to small pieces)
  • Peel and cut the bottle gourd in to small pieces or cubes.
  • Clean the dal and keep it aside.
  • Now add the bottle gourd pieces,onions,green chillies,turmeric and tamarind in a cooking vessel and cook till the dal becomes tender.
(If you want you can do this in a pressure cooker also .2 to 3 whistles are enough.)
  • Switch off the stove .Now take a separate pan and heat the oil.
  • Add Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds,Curry leaves,dry red chillies,and hing.
  • Fry them till they start crackle and become to turn a light brown color.
  • Now add the cooked dal  and adjust the salt.
  • Garnish with kothimeer leaves.
  • Sorakaya pappu is ready to serve  with hot plain rice or roti.

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