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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mochai kuzhambu - Avarekalu Huli - Pithiki pappu Sambar

Avarekalu Huli (Mochai kuzhambu) is a Perfect Combination for Paal Pongal. This Pulusu will also Pair with Steamed Rice,idli,Ragi Mudde and Dosa. This kara kuzhambu with creamy Milk Pongal gives awesome taste.






Ingredients

Toor dal - 1/3   cup.
Mochai (avarekalu) -  1/4 cup.
carrot - 1.
beans - 2.
brinjal - 2.
tamarind - Small goosebery size.
pumpkin - cut into 1 inch cubes [10 pieces].
oil- to fry.
salt - to taste.
tomato - 1.
Pearl onion - 10. [optional] 
curry leaves - 10. 
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
hing - 2 pinch.
 
To Make Paste

chana dal - 1 tsp.
coriander seeds - 2 tsp.
red chillies - 5.
black pepper -5.
cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
fenugreek seeds/vendayam/menthi - 1/4 tsp.
coconut- 1 tbsp.
   
 Dry Roast everything except coconut, saute,till everything  turns golden brown colour, finally add coconut ,give a quick mix & switch off the flame & grind everything into a smooth paste with Needed  water.

Preparation  
  • Soak the dried avarekalu  over night, and pressure cook it for five to six whistles, if you are using frozen or fresh Field beans(anumulu), soak field beans in water for 3 -4 hours,then de-skin the field beans &  just cook in a wide vessel with little water, till it is soft.(it takes 10 minutes to cook).


  • Pressure cook toor dal, till mushy.
  • Soak the tamarind in water, to extract the juice,retain the juice and throw the Pulp .

Method
  • Heat the oil, add  mustard seeds,when it splutters add onion,hing, add  chopped tomatoes, curry leaves . Saute tomatoes till mushy.Then add all veggies, one by one such as carrot,beans, brinjal, and  pumpkin. saute it well for 5 to 7 min.
  • Add needed  water, when 3/4 of veggies are cooked,  add tamarind extract.
  • Add the ground paste,then add salt . stir well.
  • When it starts boiling, add cooked avarekalu  and  mashed toor dal
  • Allow it to boil for 5  -7 minutes, till it gets Sambar  consistency.Now avarekalu huli is ready.Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • It goes very well with Ragi Mudde, idli,dosa and rice.











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