Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zucchini Dal

One of my blog friends had asked me to post a recipe for zucchini. I have come up with zucchini dal. I usually prepare the dal with cucumber, this time I tried to prepare the dal with zucchini, believe me it tasted great, and it was all over before I could take a snap of the dal. I must apologise for not getting the snap of that lip smacking zucchini dal. When i prepare it next time, i make sure to take a snap. Here goes the recipe.

Ingredients:

Zucchini – 2 cut into 1" piece
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 small
Green Chillies – 2 slit into half
Curry Leaves – few
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Ghee/clarified butter – 1 tsp
**Sambhar powder – 1 tsp
Yellow Split Moong Dal – ½ cup
Salt – to taste
**Water – 3 cups
Coriander leaves – Few

Method:

Cook the moong dal with 1 ½ cups of water until it is finely cooked & mashed thoroughly.
While the dal is cooking, heat ghee in a wide heavy bottomed pan, add cumin seeds and fry for a minute
Now add curry leaves, onion, salt & green chillies, and sauté until onion turns translucent.
Add zucchini & tomato mix well, add ½ cup of water and let it cook for 5 mins.
Now add sambhar powder mix well and cook until zucchini is done & the raw smell of spice goes off. Adjust water to cook the zucchini.
When zucchini is done, add the cooked & mashed moong dal, leave it for two boils add coriander leaves and get off from the stove.

Serve hot with rice, chapatis (Indian bread) or rotis.

**Note:
Water should be adjusted according to the consistency you prefer.
Sambhar Powder can be replaced by coriander powder – 1 tsp, red chilli powder – ¾ tsp & cumin powder - ½ tsp.
The salt & spice can always be adjusted according to your taste.






1 comment:

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Hi Ramya,
Thank you so much I am going to give this go. We are love hot food, it doesn't even have to be hot but tasty. I will mix the spices to get the right flavour. Thanks again

A merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.