Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My experiments with Slow cooker series - Toovar Dal with Drumsticks (Munakkaya Pappu)

One more Traditional Hyderabadi dal. I tried it with slow cooker and it turned out well.

Toovar Dal with Drumsticks
Ingredients :
3/4 Cup Toovar Dal
1 Medium Onion
2 Long Drumsticks
1 Tsp Ginger Garlic paste
3/4 Tsp Red Chilli powder
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
5 cups water
Small Amount of Tamarind
1 Tbsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Jeera
1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Dry Red Chillies
2 Garlic Pods
Soak Tamarind in water and Squeeze the pulp to get tamarind water and use it in the recipe. Cut Drumsticks into 3inch pieces and Onion into small pieces.
To the slow cooker ceramic pot add Toovar Dal, Onion, Drumstick Pieces, Red chilli powder, Turmeric,Ginger Garlic Paste, and water.Stir well and cook on High for 4 Hrs or  low for 8 hrs.

Add Tamarind water,salt and cook for another 1 hr.
Tadka : In hot Oil, Add  Dry red chillies, Jeera , Mustrad seeds and Garlic pieces. Let them turn light brown and add to the Dal.

Serve hot with rice.

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