Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dhondaka Kadala Parup(Dhondakaya channa Dal)

This is one of my favourite dishes that my mom makes...i have modified it so that its fast and easy to make. Tastes good with rice/roti/bread


Dhondaka/Dhondakaya           - 1/2 kg
Channa Dal                             - 3/4 cup
Onion                                      - 1 small (chopped fine)
Ginger Garlic Paste                  - 1 tsp
Turmeric                                  - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli Powder                    - 1.5 tsp
Dhania Powder                        - 1 tsp
Salt                                          - To Taste
Cinnamon/Dhaalchini/Patta       - about an inch
Cloves/Lavang                         - 4 to 5
Oil                                           - 3 tblsp.

Cut dhondaka into 4 length wise
Add the channa dal, onions, dhondaka, ginger garlic, salt and water just enough to cook the chaana dal( remember the dal should not get mushy) into the cooker and cook(mine takes about 3 whistles).
Now in a Kadai/pan add the oil to heat
Add the cloves and cinnamon
Add the cooked vegetable and the dal,
Add chilli powder (add or subtract based on how much heat u can take) dhania powder and fry till the water dries or till you get the desired fried consistency.

Serve with Roti/Rice/Bread,Makes a good filling for a Sandwich

Recipe By: Mrs Malathi  (Modified by Brinda)

Posted By: Brinda

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