January 7, 2009

Lunch with Artikaya Curry and Mango Dal/Mamidikaya Pappu

Once again I wish everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2009 !!

This is my first recipe posting this year and I am hoping to post many new ones which are easy home made recipes. Mamidikaya Pappu and Artikaya Curry is the combination we enjoy having and I guess you all will like it too. So here goes the recipe details.

Mamidikaya Pappu / Mango Dal

Serves - 4-5
Cooking and Preparation Time- 20-25 mins approx

Ingredients :

Toor Dal/ Kandhi Pappu - 1/2 cup
Mango skin peeled and cut into cubes - 1 -1.5 cups according to your taste.
Green Chillies - 2
Few Curry leaves
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder- 1 tbsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Onion - finely chopped 1 small
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Dry Red Chillies- 2
Tamarind extract - 1/2 cup
Oil - 3-4 tbsp or less

Method :
  1. Wash the Dal and pressure cook it with sufficient water along with turmeric powder, a drop of oil and the mango pieces in it for 2-3 whistles.
  2. Once cooked leave it for cooling.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chillies.
  4. When they start to splutter add chopped onions, curry leaves and fry till onions get cooked.
  5. Now add chilli powder and mix well for a min without burning.
  6. Then add tamarind extract according to your taste and let the mixture come to a boil.
  7. When its boiling reduce the heat or turn it off and add the dal cooked to it and mix well.
  8. Now cook it on low to medium heat for 5-10 mins.
  9. Mamidikaya Dal is ready and can be served hot with rice and a curry or a chutney.
Artikaya / Plaintain Curry

Serves- 2
Cooking Time -15-20 mins

Ingredients :

Artikaya or Plaintain- 3 skin peeled and sliced into round pieces.
Onion - 1 small chopped
Green Chillies -1-2
Few Curry Leaves
Coriander finely chopped - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste 1/4 tbsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tbsp
Water - 1 cup
Oil - 2-4 tbsp

Method :
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan and add the chopped onions, curry leaves, slit green chillies and turmeric powder saute well till the onions gets fried.
  2. Then  add ginger garlic paste and chopped coriander and mix well.
  3. Add chilli powder,  plaintain pieces and mix well.
  4. Now add water and let it cook on medium heat for 10 mins till the plaintain pieces are cooked.
  5. When the water looks like a gravy in thick form add the coriander powder and mix well.
  6. Artikaya Curry is ready and can served with plain rice with dal of your choice.


Yasmeen said...

Tasty sides, Mamidikaya Pappu and Artikaya Curry ,reminds me of the hot andhra cuisine:)

Vishali said...

Thank you Yasmeen.

Usha said...

Mango in dhal, sounds interesting...will try the next time I get mangoes,both of these look very inviting :-)

Sharmi said...

seems like a very satisfying lunch:)

Trupti said...

mango daal looks very yummy


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