Vazhathandu paruppu usili

vazhathandu paruppu usili

vazhathandu - 1 long piece
channa dal - 100 gms
red chilli - 2
cumin seeds - 1 spoon
onion - 1
mustard - 1/2 spoon
urad dal - 1 spoon
asafoetida - a pinch
turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon
curry leaves, corriander leaves to garnish
salt to taste
oil - 1 spoon
Soak channa dal for an hour and grind it course with cumin seeds, 1 red chilli, turmeric powder, salt to taste. Place the paste in a bowl and steam it in pressure cooker for three whistles. You can also microwave it in medium temperature for 10 min. Allow it to cool.
paruppu usili
Meanwhile clean vazhathandu and cut it in small pieces. Heat oil in pan. Spurt mustard, add urad dal. Fry till golden brown, add onion, asafoetida, 1 red chilli, vazhathandu, salt and a 1/4 spoon of turmeric powder. Close the lid. Now powder the paste in your hand itself and when vazhathandu is half cooked add this dal to it. Stir well and close the lid. Stir then and then. When cooked garnish with curry and corriander leaves. Serves great for rice with sambar and rasam.