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GREEN GRAM DHAL CURRY/GREEN GRAM CURRY KERALA STYLE/MASHED GREEN GRAM DHAL CURRY

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The mung bean alternatively known as the green gram is a plant species in the legume family.

These beans are the best plant based source of protein. This has high levels of globulin and albumin. They are rich in essential amino acids such as Phenylalanine, Arginine,Lysine, Tryptophan,Methonine, Valine,Leucine and Isoleucine.

Mung beans easiest to digest among all beans.It boosts immunity. It is low in calories,low in fat,low in sodium.It contain good to high levels of several B complex vitamins and someA, C,E and K.

Have good to excellent levels of several minerals among them potassium,iron,manganese,calcium and magnesium.

An excellent way to enhance the nutritive values of this dal is to sprout them.

Ingredients

  • Green gram dhal….100gms
  • Tomatoes………2
  • Garlic few pods.
  • Onion….2
  • Oil ..1 to 2 tbs.
  • Coriander leaves….few
  • Turmeric powder..1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds…..1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal…1/2 tsp.
  • Ginger grated….1/4 tsp
  • Redchiilies…..2
  • Curry leaves few

Optional I have added a powder which I have prepared.Dry roast coriander seeds,red gram dhal and chillies. You can add sambar powder if you want.

Method.

  • Fry green gram for few minutes and soak it for atleast three hours.
  • Now in a pressure pan add turmeric powder, tomatoes,garlic and onion. Cook for three to four Whistles.
  • When cooked mash it with wooden spatula or any other spoons.
  • In a kadai pour oil.add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add red chillies.Add grated ginger
  • Then add sliced onions,curry leaves to it.Fry a little.
  • Add to the curry.
  • Allow it to boil after adding salt and that powder.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves.

Another option can add coconut paste that is grind 1/4 cup coconut in a mixer and add it.

Suppose if you cannot prepare the powder which I have mentioned can add 1 tsp coriander powder and1 tsp chilly powder depending upon your taste.

You can serve this curry for rice,chappathi,roti,appam and puttu.

Appam with vegetable stew

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Appam with vegetable stew

Appam is a very popular and traditional breakfast of south Indian states especially TamilNadu and Kerala. They say its also common in SriLanka.It is a type of pancake made with fermented batter.It is very soft in texture.It is round in shape with its centre part little bit fluffy and the sides little crispier.Can be also taken for dinner too.To prepare this we need a special curved shaped pan.We call it as appachatti. we get  pan made of iron but nowadays non stick pans are also available.We can eat this with sweet coconut milk,vegetable kurma, vegetable  stew, kadala curry and those eating eggs can eat with can eat with egg curry.

INGREDIENTS :

1.Raw rice-1 cup

2.Boiled rice-1 cup

3.Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp

4.sugar-1/2 tsp

5.coconut scrapings- 1/4 cup

6.urad dhal-1tbsp

7.baking soda 1/4 tsp(appa soda)

8. salt as needed

9.coconut water 1/2 to 3/4 cup

10.Bread slice -1

METHOD :

Wash rice, dhal and soak it for 6 to 8 hours also soak fenugreek seperately.After soaking grind both the rice with fenugreek seeds,coconut scrapings,sugar and bread slice.First use coconut water and then add more water as required for grinding.To the batter add salt  and allow it to ferment for  6 to 7 hrs.

An hour before preparing appams add soda  to it and mix well.The batter should neither be too thick nor  too thin.The consistency is that when we swirl round the pan it should go freely.

 

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Preparation:

Keep the appachatti on stove.When heated add few drops of oil for smearing the pan.

Pour a ladle of appam batter into the appa chatty and slightly twist around to spread the batter in the pan to make a circular shape. Smear few drops of oil.Close it with a lid. Only one side is to be cooked.The centre portion will be soft and the edges will be crispy.When done remove it.Serve with sweet coconut milk/veg kurma or veg.stew.

For coconut  milk: Extract coconut milk from coconut. it should be thick. add sugar  according to taste.Pour on cooked appams and eat.

Vegetable Stew:

Carrot,Peas,Potato -1 cup

Onion-2

Ginger and garlic paste-2tsp

chillies-2 or 3 as required

Coconut milk-Thick 1 cup

coconut milk thin -1 cup

corn flour-1 tbs

oil -2tbs

Mustard and urad dhal-1 tsp

coriander leaves chopped

salt as needed.

Method:

1.Keep pressure pan  on stove.Pour oil in kadai. Add mustard and urad dhal.

2.add onion and chillies fry a little.Add ginger and garlic paste.

3. add vegetables and  2nd milk to cook and salt.cover and cook.1 whistle is enough.

4. Now to 1 tbs. of maida or corn flouradd 1/2 cup water to make it slury. This helps the curry to become thick.

5.Now add 1st thick milk and cook for 30 sec. or else it will curdle.

6.mix well and add chopped coriander leaves.

Serve appam with stew and or coconut milk.

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