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Monday, November 10, 2008

RM#2 : Day 10 Kudaimilagai Pachadi (Bell Pepper Dal)

I make it very often for Rice or Chapathis. It is one of the favourites of my father and my husband. Very easy and jatpat recipe. The main ingredient being capsicum enhances the smell as well as the flavor of the pachadi (dal).

Kudaimilagai Pachadi (Bell Pepper Dal)
Ingredients

Thuvar Dal - 1 cup
Chopped Bell Pepper - 1/2 cup
Onion -  1 big (chopped)

Tomato - 2 medium (chopped)
Thick tamarind extract - 1 to 2 tb.sp

Sambhar Powder - 2 tb.sp
Salt to taste

For the seasoning
Mustard - 1 t.sp
Urad Dal - 1 t.sp
Asafoetida - 1/2 t.sp
Curry Leaves

Method
Cook the thuvar dal till it is little soft but crunchy. It should not become too soft. Heat oil in a kadai. Add the items for seasoning. And when the mustards have finished spluttering add the onion and tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes become till soft. Add the chopped capsicum (bell pepper) cook for a minute or two. Add salt, tamarind, sambhar powder and the cooked salt. Once the mixture starts boiling, simmer, cover and let it cook for few minutes, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, garnish with coriander and serve hot with Rice or Chapathis.

Check out what the other RM runners are cooking today.
1) DK

2) Siri

3) Srivalli

4) Ranji

5)PJ

6)Curry Leaf

7)Medha

8)Priya

9)Bhawna

10)Raaji

11)Ruchii

12)Anu

13)Kamala

14)Roopa

15)Divya Kudua

16)Rekha

17)Divya M

18)Lakshmi

19)Raaga
 
20)Sripriya

21)Viji

22)Kamalika

23)Pavani