Thursday, May 24, 2012

Drumsticks & Split Bengal Gram Lentil Preparation (Mulakkada Senagapappu Podi Patoli)

South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Andhra Cuisine
Drumsticks & Split Bengal Gram Lentil Preparation (Mulakkada Senagapappu Podi Patoli)
Serves 2

Blogging from Delhi!!
So excited to be able to come back to Mom's for a Little Break as well as taking care of the latest Health Scare in our Family with my Mom being detected with Multiple Gall Stones

English- Drumsticks
Hindi- Sahjan ki Phali
Tamil- Murungaikai
Telugu- Mulakkada

Drumsticks- 5 to 6, Washed, De stringed & Cut in 2 Inch Pieces
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil-

For Lentil Spice Mix (Patoli Podi):
Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal/SenagaPappu)- ¼ Cup
Split Green Gram (Moong Dal/PesaraPappu)- ¼ Cup
Split Pigeon Peas (Toor Dal/Kandipappu)- ¼ Cup
Dried Red Chillies- 8 to 10 (preference according to the strength)
Asafoetida (Hing)- a big Pinch
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- 1 Tsp. 
Salt- To Taste

For Tempering:
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 2 or 3 Tbsp.
Mustard Seeds (Rai)- ¼ Tsp.
Split Bengal Gram (Chana Dal)- 1 Tsp.
Split Black Gram (Urad Dal)- 1 Tsp.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera)- ¼ Tsp.
Curry Leaves- few Sprigs
Asafoetida (Hing)- a big pinch (optional)
Turmeric Powder- ¼ Tsp.

Soak Chana Dal, Moong Dal & Toor Dal for about an Hour 

Grind the Lentils with Minimal Water into a Semi Ground Thick Paste
Boil the Drumsticks in water till they have become Tender

In a Wide Non Stick Pan, Heat Oil
Add the Tempering Ingredients (in the order they are listed)
Add the Lentil Spice Paste & Stir till it becomes Dry
Add the Boiled Drumsticks & Gently mix it with the Lentil Spice Mix

Serve Fresh with a typical Andhra Meal of Steamed Rice, Boiled Lentil (Pappu), Tangy Stew (Pulusu), Plain Set Curd!

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