Showing posts with label Vegetables/palyagalu/Side dishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vegetables/palyagalu/Side dishes. Show all posts

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Bale Hoovina Palya/Banana Flower Stir Fry/Subzi


Hi friends I got lot of request for this recipe,so here it is my tried and tested recipe and please read my post regarding heavy menstruation.The banana flower grows at the end of a bunch of bananas. It is a leafy maroon colored cone with cream colored florets layered inside. These florets need to be cleaned well before they are cooked as a vegetable. The banana flower is rich in vitamins, flavonoids and proteins. The flower has been used in traditional medicine to treat bronchitis, constipation and ulcer problems. It eases menstrual cramps. The extracts of banana flower have antioxidant properties that prevent free radicals and control cell and tissue damage.Source- Medindia.
If you have any doubts regarding this topic please leave your queries in the comment section, I will answer as soon as possible.

Ingredients:
Banana flower/Bale hoovu-1 medium size
Whole moong dal/green gram/Hesaru kaalu - 1/2cup 
Channa dal - 1tsp
Urad dal- 1tsp
Dry red chilli-1
Mustard Seeds - 1/2tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2tsp
Green Chilies – 3
Garlic-2 cloves crushed
Onion-1,finely chopped
Curry Leaves – Few
Red Chili Powder - 1/4tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
Jeera powder-1/2tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil - 1tbsp


Method:

1.Take banana flower remove the red colored outer petals and discard, now you can see small tubular
shaped florets attached to the thicker stem in layers.Remove all the flowers from the stem, now this has stamens and petals which are not edible remove these in all the flowers.Wash them in water and chop them finely and keep it aside.You can see the my post for reference.
2.Pressure cook the whole moong dal and keep it aside.
3.Heat a oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds when they begin to pop add channa dal and urad dal fry until golden brown then add splited dry red chillies, crused garlic,chopped onion,turmeric, green chillies and curry leaves, fry everything until onions are light brown in color.
4.Now add chopped flowers  and fry along with onion for a second,then add chill powder,cumin powder and salt.Cook it for 5-6 minutes on a medium heat with out adding any water.If it is sticking  to the bottom,sprinkle little water.
5.After 5 minutes add cooked moong,mix well and cook for further 5-6minutes on a low flame or until it becomes dry.
6.Serve with chappatis or rice as a side dish.


Notes:
1.Before cleaning banana flower apply some coconut or any edible oil to your palm to avoid the sticking and blackening.
2.I f you are preparing this dish for treating heavy menstruation then i would highly suggest to prepare this same recipe without whole moong for faster recovery.
3.If eating for treating heavy menstruation,take it along with yogurt/curds.
4.Some people suggest soaking chopped banana flowers in buttermilk before preparation to remove the astringent taste but if you are preparing for treatment I would suggest not to soak because the astringent property is the one which treats the heavy mentruation problem.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Nuggekayi/Drumstick Palya



Ingredients:
Nuggekayi /drumsticks-4
Onion-1 small,roughly chopped
Dhaniya/coriander seeds-1Tbsp
Dry red chillies-4(I have used 2 milder and 2 hotter variety)
Peppercorn-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Sesame seeds-1Tbsp
Freshly grated coconut-1/4cup
Tamarind -thumb size piece
Salt to taste
For tempering
Hing -pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Curryleaves-1 sprig
Dry red chillies-2
Oil-1Tbsp

Method:
1.First wash and cut into 2.5inch long pieces,lightly peel the drumsticks and cook them
on a stovetop adding water 1/2 cup of water or in a microwave  for3-4 minutes(I cooked them in
 a microwave with 1/4 cup of water) and keep it aside along with water.
2.Dry roast the dhaniya seeds,dry red chillies,cumin,peppercorns on a medium flame until the
aroma comes,switch off the flame then add sesame seeds and stir it so that it fries in the remaining
 heat of the pan.leave it to cool.
3.In a mixie grind the roasted spices along with freshly grated coocnut and tamarind with little water
into a fine paste.
4.Heat a oil in  a pan,add mustard wait until it crackles add hing,dry red chillies fry for a second, then
add chopped onions and curry leaves,fry until the onions turn brown.
5.Add grinded masala fry for one minute then add 1/4cup of  water and close the lid and allow  to boil
for 2-3 minutes.
6.Open the lid when its boiling add drumstick along with water,add salt to taste.Cook for 3-4 minutes
or until gravy thickens.Nuggekayi palya is ready to serve.
7.It goes well with rice or chappatis or as a side dish.

Note:
1.Don't over peel the drumsticks,my mother says most of the nutrients and flavour of nuggekayi is in the skin.
2.If you want the thick  gravy reduce the water and if you want have thinner gravy for rice add more water
and adjust the salt as per taste.
3.You can also add potatoes along with this.for this you need to boil the chopped potatoes seperatly  just the way you cook drumsticks.
4.When gray begins boiling add potatoes and drumstick together.
5.I told you to retain the water in which drumstick are cooked because it has got more flavour and ofcourse
nutrients.you can retain both potato and drumstick water and use it instead of using plain water.




Friday, 4 July 2014

Bittergourd/Karela/Hagalakayi Gojju

Hi friends I am back after a long break...hope to stay and never take a break  again.. I am starting with bittergourd dish.. Hagalakayi  as you all know bitter in taste hence the name bitter gourd.It is not a favourite vegetable to all especially kids.As a kid even I used to hate it too but as I get older I used to like the taste of it. All the credit goes to my Grand mother and my mother because they used to make it so tasty.As the elders used to say all good things doesn't taste good but it is good for you likewise it is good for health.It regulates blood sugar level,purifies blood,antiviral  when it is included in regular diet.It is good for diabetic people so friends i want to share my family recipe of Hagalakayi gojju with you.Enjoy...

  

Ingredients:
Hagalakayi/Karela-1/2kg
Onion-1 big
Tomato-2
Fresh coconut-1/4cup
Sambhar powder-2tsp
Tamarind juice-1tbsp
Jaggery-2tsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-few
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Oil-1tbsp

Method:
1.Wash and Hagalakayi into roundels,remove pith and seeds from the middle.
2.Fry them with little oil and turmeric until golden brown and raw smell of the hagalakayi is gone.
3.Chop the onions and tomatoes roughly and reserve 1tbsp of onions for tempering.
4.Grind coconut,onion,one tomato and sambhar powder into fine paste adding little water.
5.Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds,when they began to pop add reserved onions and fry until golden brown,add curry leaves and chopped tomatoes,fry until tomatoes becomes soft.
6.Now add fried hagalakayi and masala paste with a cup of water and salt to taste close the lid and leave it to cook on low medium heat.
7.When hagalakayi becomes soft and gravy thickens, add tamarind juice and jaggery mix well allow to cook for 5 minutes.Add water if need.
Serve hot with Chappatis or rice,it goes very well with akki rotti.



Note:

To extract tamarind juice,take lemon sized portion of tamarind.
wash once in clean water and in a microwave safe bowl add 1/4
cup of water add tamarind in a bowl and microwave it for 1 minute
and leave it to cool and squeeze the pulp of  tamarind nicely with hand
and separate the pulp and discard,reserve the juice.




Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Mushroom and bell pepper Stir Fry With Green Chutney






Ingredient:
Mushroom-1cup,chopped
Mix colour bellpeppers-1cup,sliced
Onion-1,sliced
Green chutney-2tbsp or to taste
Gingergarlic paste-1tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee-2tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Coriander to garnish

Method:
1. Heat a ghee in pan,add Jeera when it begin to pop add onions when they become translucent 
add gingergarlic paste and bell peppers fry  for minute  and add mushrooms fry  them for a minute and 
allow to cook on low flame by closing the lid.
2.Mushroom leaves water so no need to add water,open the lid and cook by turning occasionally until all the
 water is evaporated from the mixture on a medium flame.
3.Now add green chutney and salt to taste,cook for another 2 -3minutes and remove from the flame,now it is ready to serve,garnish with coriander.Serve with Chappatis or rice as a side dish.
Note:
1. you can also use any other vegetable to make this simple stir fry.
2. Serve as a roll or wrap with tortilla's or leftover chappati's or even pitta bread
3.Suitable for grown ups and  kids lunch box.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Masala Stuffed Pepper Fry




Ingredients:
Banana peppers-4
Roasted peanuts-1cup(roughly chopped)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Dry mango powder/Amchur-1tsp
Red chilli powder to taste
Lemon juice-1tsp
Oil-1tbsp


Method:
1.Wash,wipe the whole peppers and make a slit in the middle,remove the seeds.
2.In a bowl mix all the ingredients except oil,stuff spoonful of mixture to
peppers through slits.
3.In a pan heat a little oil,place all the peppers on tawa shallow fry stuffed peppers on both sides until it gets char-grilled colour.
Serve as side dish with rice and dal or rasam.
Note:If you like to eat very hot and spicy,use hot variety chillies.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Mirch Ka Salan




Ingredients:
Pepper(mild or hot variety)-10-15
Onion-1
Roasted peanuts-1/2cup
Toasted sesame seeds-1/4cup
Tamarind concentrate-1tsp
Ginger-1" piece
Garlic- 3cloves
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Jaggery to taste
Cloves-2
Dry red chilli-1
Cinnamon-1"stick
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Coriander seeds-1tsp
Oil-2tsp

Method:
1.Dry roast cloves,redchillies,cinnamon,cumin seeds and coriander seeds.
2.In a same pan add 1tsp of oil,add onions and fry until golden brown and take out.
3.In a blender,add fried onions,roasted spices,sesame seeds,ginger, garlic,tamarind paste toasted peanuts and 1 cup of water little at a time.
4.For preparing pepper,take whole chillies or pepper make slit in the middle,if you  don't want hot remove the seeds in hot varierties.
4.In a same pan add little oil and fry the  peppers until brown,add blended paste and little water,turmeric,salt,red chilli powder and jaggery mix well,cover the lid and cook on a  low flame 10 -12minutes.
Serve hot with biryani,pulao,any rice varieties,chappatis or rotis.
Note:This gravy may burn or stick to the bottom of the vessel very quickly due to addition of peanuts and sesame paste so make sure that to cook on a low flame.




Thursday, 17 November 2011

Dal Makhani




Dal Makhni is a punjabi dish which is nutritious and high in protein.This rich creamy textured dal is slow cooked for hours on charcoal or tandoor.Here is my version of this wonderful dish,is one of the favourite of my family...so enjoy.

Ingredients:
Whole Urad dal-1cup
Rajma/red kidney beans-1/4cup
Ginger garlic paste-2tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Bayleaf-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Chillipowder-1tsp
Dhaniyapowder-2tsp
Garammasala-1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Kasoori methi powder-1tsp
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-3,finely chopped or grinded
(or you can use ready tomato puree-1/2cup)
Butter-1tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Fresh cream-4tbsp or to taste
Fresh coriander for garnishing

Method:
1.Wash and soak dals in clean water for 5-6hrs.
2.Cook the dals in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles.
3.Heat a oil in a pan,add cumin and bay leaf,when they begi to splutter
add onions and cook until golden brown,now add gingergarlic paste cook for
2-3 minutes,then add chopped tomatoes or tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4.Add all powders,butter,salt and cooked dals and cook on a medium low flame for
20-30minutes.
5.Now add cream cook for 2 minutes and garnish with fresh coriander.
6.Serve hot with chappati,naan or rice.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Gobi Manchurian





Ingredients:
Gobi/Huvukosu/Cauliflower-1 small
Maida/all purpose flour-1/2cup
Cornstarch-3tbsp
Salt-1/4tsp
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Oil for deep frying
Water to make batter


For sauce
Oil-1tbsp
Onion-1medium,finely chopped
Garlic-3large cloves,finely chopped
Green chillies-1,finely chopped
Tomato ketchup-2tbsp
Red chilli sauce to taste
Vinegar-1tsp
Soy sauce-2tsp
Water-4tbsp
Cornstarch-2tsp
Salt to taste
Spring onions-1 stalks,finely chopped for garnishing


Method:
1.Wash and cut gobi into bite size florets,pat the florets dry with paper towel.
2.In a bowl mix flour,cornstarch,salt and pepper with water into not so thick
or not so thin batter(it should be like dosa batter)
3.Heat oil in a kadai,dip the florets in the batter and deep fry them until golden
brown and crisp and keep it aside.


For sauce
1.Heat oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and onion and fry until they become translucent.
2.Add green chillies and fry,now add tomato ketchup,chilli sauce,vinegar and soy sauce
add cornstarch mixture(mix corntarch with cold water) and salt to taste.
3. Allow the sauce to become little thick,now add fried gobi florets and mix until all the florets are coated nicely with the sauce on high flame for 2minutes.
4.Take out of the flame and garnish with chopped spring onions,serve hot with any chinese
preparation or simply with fried noodles..enjoy

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Balekaayi Palya/Plantain


Ingredients:
Balekaayi/Plantain-3
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomato-1,chopped
Curry leaves-1sprig
Tamarind juice-2tbsp or to taste
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Fresh coriander to garnish


For grinding:
Fresh coconut-1/2 cup
Onion -1,roughly chopped
Tomato-1, roughly chopped
Sambhar powder-2tsp
(you can substitute sambhar powder with chillipowder,dhaniyapowder and turmeric.)


Method:
1.Wash and peel the plantain and cut them into bite size pieces
and soak them in clean water with little salt so they don't turn into
black colour.
2.Grind coconut,onion,tomato and sambhar powder into fine paste.
3.Heat a oil in a pan add mustard,when they started to splutter.add onions
and fry until translucent.Now add tomatoes,curry leaves and salt saute for
minute.
4.When tomatoes becomes soft add chopped plantain saute for second and add grinded masala paste,tamarind juice with 1/2cup water,close the lid of a pan and allow to cook on a low flame until plantain are soft.
5.Take out of the heat,garnish with coriander.
This goes well with Chappati,Akki roti,rice and dosa's.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Thondekaayi/Ivygourd Palya


Ivygourd
Ingredients:
Thondekaayi/Ivygourd-250g
Onion-1 medium
Curryleaves-1 sprig
Turmeric-1/4tsp
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
For masala powder:
Dry red chillies-3
Whole coriander seeds-1tsp
Garlic-2cloves
Dry coconut(kobari)-fistful
Puff channa/hurugadale-1tbsp


Method:
1.Wash and cut ivegourd into bite size pieces.
2.Dry grind all the ingredients above for masala into fine powder.
3.Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and when they begin to splutter add
onions,curryleaves and turmeric and fry until onions are soft.
4.Add ivegourd and salt fry for 2 minutes and let them cook on a medium low flame
by covering the lid(Do not add water)until they are soft.
5.Add above masala to cooked ivygourd and mix well.Serve hot with rice as a sidedish or with chappatis.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Brinjal and Coconut Stir Fry

Ingredients:
Brinjal-250gms
Onion,finely chopped-1
Grated coconut-1/2cup
Green chillies-3
Salt to taste
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Channadal-1tsp
Urad dal-1tsp
Curryleaves-1sprig
Fresh coriander for garnish
Method:
Wash and chop the brinjals into bite size pieces.
Grind coconut and green chillies roughly,don't add
water for grinding.
Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard when it begins to
splutter add dals and fry for a minute and add onions
curryleaves fry them until translucent,now add brinjals
 and fry them and leave to cook lid closed on medium 
low heat for 5minutes.Add salt,grinded paste and sprinkle
little water and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot with chappatis or akki rotti.
Aubergine Pachadi
                                          Aubergine Chutney



This recipes are off to Jay ho event hosted by Jay of Jayzkitchen

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Pav Bhaji with More Awards!!




Ingredients:
Potatoes,(boiled,peeled and mashed)-1big
Boiled peas,carrots,cauliflower each- 1 cup
Onion-1,finely chopped
Tomatoes-4-5 big ripen ones
Capsicum-1,finely chopped
Gingergarlic paste-2tsp
Butter/oil-1tbsp
Red chilli powder to taste(optional)
Tomato puree-1tbsp(for color and flavour)
Pavbhajimasala-2tsp


To serve:
Chopped onions as required
Lemon wedges
Chopped fresh coriander
Pav bread  or any bread as required(i have used white baps)


Method:
Heat a butter/oil in a pan,add chopped onions fry until they are translucent.
Now add capsicum and ginger garlic paste saute until capsicum becomes little soft.
Add boiled vegetables, boiled potatoes, tomato puree,pav bhaji masala,chilli powder
and salt,close the lid and  cook on a low flame for 5minutes.
Add little water if necessary, with a masher mash the gravy gently,so that all the
veggies gets mashed up to form a smooth gravy.
At this stage you can add little dollop of butter which is totally optional.simmer for 2-3minutes.
Serve with chopped onions,coriander on top of bhaji,along toasted pav bread and lemon wedges.
Note:you can use butter for toasting pav breads as chaatwaala's does,but it doesn't make any diiference to taste without it.
For healthier option serve with wholemeal bread/brown bread,omit butter.






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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Badnekaayi Alugadde Gojju/ Brinjal And Potato Gravy







Ingredients:
Brinjal-4(indian variety),diced
Potato-2big,cubed
Onion-1,finely chopped
Rice flour-1tsp(optional)
Salt to taste
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Curry leaves-2sprig
Fresh coriander-1tbsp,for garnishing


For grinding:
Fresh coconut-1/2cup
Garlic-2cloves
Ginger-1'piece
Tomato-1
Jeera-1tsp
Sambharpowder-2tsp
Garammasala-1tsp


Method:
Grind all the ingredients into fine paste.Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard
when they begin to popup add onions and curryleaves
fry untill translucent,then add potatoes fry for 2 seconds then add grinded paste and
two cups of water,cook until potatoes are nearly soft then add brinjal and salt to taste.
Cook for 10-12minutes on a medium flame.If you want thicker gravy add riceflour mixed with
little water.Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with chappatis,akki rotti or rice.


It goes well with dosa and idli's as well.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Ghee Rice With Vegetable Kurma





Ingredients:

Rice-2cups
Coconutmilk-1cup
Water-3cups
Cardamom-4
Cinnamon-2 one inch sticks
Cloves-5
Black cardamom-1
Javitri/mace-1
Bayleaf-1
Cashewnuts-fistful
Onions-2 big,sliced
Sugar-pinch
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder-1/2tsp
Ghee-1tbsp
Oil-1tbsp

Method:

1.Wash and soak rice in water for 30minutes.heat a ghee and oil in a thick bottom vessel,add whole garam masala and fry until they begin to pop,then add cashewnuts and fry until lightly golden brown,add sliced onions and pinch sugar and fry until golden brown.Now add coconut milk,garm masala powder and water,allow the water to boil.

2.Drain the soaked rice and add to the boiling water and cook until all the water evaporates.Close the lid tightly and keep on alow flame for 10 minutes.Serve hot with vegetable kurma.


Vegetable Kurma


Ingredients:

Onion-1big
Garlic-2cloves
Ginger-1'piece
Poppyseeds(gasgase)-1tsp
Cashewnuts-2tbsp
Fresh grated coconut-1cup
Fresh coriander-2tbsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Chilli powder-2tsp
Cinnamon stick-2 inch stick
Cloves-6-7
Carrot,-100gms
Green peas-100gms
Beans-100gms
Ghee-2tsp

Method:

1.Fry,grated coconut,ginger,garlic,poppyseeds,onion,cashewnuts,cinnamon and cloves
to golden brown,grind everything along with fresh coriander using water into fine paste.

2.Cut and cook vegetables until tender,add coriander powder,chillipowder,grind paste and
salt,cook for 5-10minutes on a medium flame,add water if necessary.

3.Sprinkle ghee on top,serve hot with ghee rice.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Zunka




Ingredients:

Besan/kadlehittu-2tbsp
Onion,finely chopped-2
Tomato-1
Green chillies-4-5
Coriander,chopped-1tbsp
Salt to taste
Curryleaves-1sprig
Oil-1tbsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/2tsp
Turmeric-pinch

Method:

1.Mix besan with sufficient water to a buttermilk conistency.

2.Heat a oil in a kadai add mustardseeds and cuminseeds,when they begin to
pop up,add onions,green chillies,turmeric and curryleaves fry until golden brown,add
tomatoes and salt saute until tomatoes are soft,now add besan mixture cook for 5-6minutes
till it slightly thickens,add little water if necessary.

3.Garnish with coriander and serve hot with chappatis or jolada rotti.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Hasi Mullangi Palya



Ingredients:

Red radish-1bunch,grated

Onion -1,finely chopped

Green chillies-2,finely chopped

Fresh coriander-1tbsp

Puffchanna(hurugadle)-1tbsp

Salt to taste

For tempering

Oil-1tsp

Mustard-1/2tsp

Dry chillies-2

Curryleaves-1sprig


Method:

First roughly crush hurugadle and keep it aside.

Mix well grated radish,chopped onions,green chillies,coriander and salt in a bowl.

Heat a oil in a small pan,add mustard when they begin to splutter add dry chillies

and curry leaves and fry for second and take out of the flame.

Add the tempering to the radish mixture and mix well.

Before serving mix crushed hurugadle.

Serve with chappatis or rotis.


NOTE:You can mix yoghurt and serve as raita.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Carrot palya


Ingredients:

Carrots- 2 medium,grated

Onion - 1 big

Green / red chillies - 4 to 6

Coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp

Mustard - 1/2 tsp

Channa dal - 1/2 tsp

Urad dal - 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves - 10

Oil - 2 tsp

Salt to taste


Method:

Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard when it splutters add dals and fry

Add onion, chillies and curry leaves fry until onions become soft

Now add grated carrot fry for a minute

Add salt to taste and sprinkle little water, close the lid and cook on a low flame for 15 mins.

Garnish with fresh grated coconut and coriander

Serve with chappatis or as side dish.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Spicy Aloo



Ingredient:

Potatoes-2,boiled and cubed

Oil-2tsp

Cuminseeds-1/2tsp

Chilli powder-1tsp

Turmeric-1/4tsp

Cumin powder-1/2tsp

Amchur powder-1/2tsp

Kasurimethi-1tsp

Garam masala-1/2tsp

Gingergarlic paste-1/2tsp

Salt to taste

Method:

Heat oil in a pan add cuminseeds when they begin to splutter,

add gingergarlic paste and all powders and saute for 2-3 minutes.

add salt to taste.Now add boiled and cubed potatoes,gently mix with masala

and close the lid and cook on low flame for 3-4minutes.

Serve hot with chappatis.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Beetroot Palya








Ingredients:
Beetroot(chopped) - 2 medium
Onion - 1 big
Green / red chillies - 4 to 6
Coriander (chopped) - 1 tbsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:
  1. Heat oil in a frying pan, add mustard when it splutters add dals and fry
  2. Add onion, chillies and curry leaves fry until onions become soft
  3. Now add chopped beetroot fry for a minute
  4. Add salt to taste and sprinkle little water, close the lid and cook in a low flame for 15 mins.
  5. Garnish with fresh grated coconut and coriander