“How’s life???” asked a friend of mine. I had tons to write back all on the bright side though, but never knew where to start and how to end so I just wrote back “Life took a swift change from Gaga’s Alejandro to Itsy Bitsy Spider”. I wonder when the last time I ever heard Alejandro – Gaga and Boom Boom Pow – BEP was in the past 5 months. But singing Hush lil baby, Itsy Bitsy Spider and Five lil Monkey’s to the lil one gives loads of joy than anything else. My lil buddy gapes at me open mouthed when I sing to him and that’s what is keeping me off blogging and moreover there isn’t pretty much anything fancy cooking happening too.
Now that I am just getting used to his timing and the household chores all by myself gradually, yet I felt marooned when Mom left me a few days back. Hoping to come in terms with my demanding lil brat who never lets me sit with the laptop even for a few moments… Now without much ado, to the recipe.
Toor Dhal – 1 cup
Mustard Greens – few stalks
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 small
Green Chilly – 2
Red Chili Powder – 1 tbsp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tbsp
Salt to taste
Poppu Ball – a pinch
Sesame Oil – 2 tsp
Asafetida – a pinch
Curry Leaves – a few
1. Heat Oil in a pressure cooker and add the Poppu (Talimpu, which I shall post later) and let the color change. Throw in the Curry Leaves, Asafetida fry till aromatic.
2. Add the chopped Onion, G.Chilly and cook till Onions become transparent. Dice the Tomatoes and mix in along with Turmeric Powder and Red Chili Powder, meanwhile wash the Toor Dhal until water runs clear and set aside.
3. Chop the Mustard Greens (including the Stalks) and cook with the Onions then pour 3-4 cups of Water and bring it to a boil add the Toor Dhal cover and put on the weight.
4. Wait until 5 whistles, when the pressure is released open and adjust Salt. Garnish with Coriander Leaves.
Serve with: Rice, a dollop of Ghee and Pickle or Pappad
Wednesday, September 22, 2010