Payathanga Paruppu Usili and Sundakkai Mor kuzhambu

Hi

For the 3rd week of BM#46, it is the combo meal and day one is
my favourite combo of Mor Kuzhambu and Paruppu Usili.Payathanga(Yard long beans)paruppu usili
tastes awesome when paired with Mor kuzhambu
INGREDIENTS

Payathanga
100gms
Tuvar dal
1/2 cup
Red chillies
3-4
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Salt
to taste

PREPARATION
Soak
the dal for 45 minutes in water
Clean
and cut the Payathanga into very small pieces
Steam
it in cooker without any water for 2 whistles
Drain
all the water from the dal and transfer this to a mixer
Now
grind the dal with red chillies and salt without any extra water into a very
coarse paste.Steam it in idli plates for 5 minutes. Cool it and crumble
it into a coarse powder
Heat a
kadai with 1 tbsp of oil
Add
mustard seeds to this and when it splutters add the turmeric powder and then
add the ground paste. Add salt and  mix
it well and let it cook in medium flame for a few minutes .
Now
add the cooked karamani to this, mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes in a
very low flame with a lid closed.
Switch
off the fire and a tasty curry ready to be served with Mor Kuzhambu in the lunch
SUNDAKKAI MOR
KUZHAMBU
This features definitely
on all festival lunch menu.This kuzhmabu uses sundaikkai vathal or dried turkey berry
INGREDIENTS
Beaten Curds
1cup
Freah coconut
1/2 cup
Green chillies
2
Cumin seeds
1tsp
FOR THE SEASONING
Sundakkai
10-12
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4tsp
Curry leaves
few
Oil
1tbsp
Salt
to taste
PREPARATION
Grind the coconut
chillies and cumin seeds together into a smooth paste with minimum water
Add this to the
beaten curds and mix well
Now heat a kadai with
oil.
Once it is
sufficiently hot add mustard seeds and when they crackle add the cumin seeds,
asafoetida, curry leaves and turmeric powder
Now add the sundakkai
and fry for few minutes
Now add the curd
coconut mixture  and salt and heat it in
very low flame for 3-4 minutes
Do not let it boil

Switch off the fire
and serve

Veena

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