Monday, May 23, 2011

Bengal Gram Seasoning

I came to know this recipe from my home town Vijayawada.This item was specially distributed as a Prasadam  during the Vinayaka Chavithi Festival at Marwadi Gudi Street to the devotees who comes to visit the Lord Ganesha.

Not only for the Ganesh Chaturthi,Many people used to offer this item for the Shiridi Sai Baba too.

So here goes the recipe.

  • Chanadal/Pachi Senagapappu-1cup
  • Water-as required
  • Salt -to taste
  • Green chillies-2no chopped
  • Fresh Grated coconut-2tbsp
  • Kothimeer - 1tbsp chopped
  • Lime Juice-1tbsp (optional)
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
  • Red chillies-2 no broken
  • Hing-optional
  • Curry leaves-few
  • Wash the Bengal gram with water.
  • Soak it in the water for 15 minutes.
  • Pressure cook with sufficient water by adding the salt for 1 or two whistles and keep it aside.
  • Do not over cook it.It may becomes like a paste.
  • Meanwhile,take a pan and heat it,add the oil for seasoning.
  • Add the Mustard seeds,Cumin seeds,and when they splutters add the  red chilies and curryleaves.
  • Finally add the Hing and put the gas in very low flame.
  • Now add the cooked Bengal gram and mix well.
  • Add the grated coconut and kothimeer leaves.
  • Sprinkle Lemon Juice and serve it.

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