Monday, February 25

Sunday Meals #13

Its been long time I did not post my sunday meals for various reasons ofcourse. This weekend we moved out of our apartment to another. I did not have much time to cook something special, but we did have a pretty satisfying meal though. Here is the list of items that I made:


Tomato pappu (Tomato dal)
Aratikaya ava petti kura (Plantain with spicy mustard sauce)
Gutti dondakaya (Whole tindora fry)


Recipe for Tomato pappu:


1/2 cup Toor dal
3 big Tomatoes
few curry leaves
3 green chillies slit length wise
Salt as per taste
a pinch of Turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder

For Tadka:
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp oil
a pinch of asafoetida

Cook toor dal with chopped tomatoes, curry leaves and green chillies in a pressure cooker upto 3 whistles. Take it out and add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Cook on the stove for a minute. Heat oil in a small pan and add the tadka ingredients. When the dal turns golden brown colour add to the dal. Tomato dal is ready to be served.


Recipe for Aratikaya ava petti kura:


2 Raw plantains
1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
2 to 3 red chillies
1/2 tbsp oil
Salt as per taste

For Tadka:

1/2 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp channa dal
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies chopped
few curry leaves

Peel and chop plantains into slightly big chunks. Pour enough water, add salt and cook until they become tender. Drain the water and keep aside.

Toast the mustard seeds in a hot pan for a second. Do not roast them until they splutter though. Add the red chillies and grind it into a fine powder. Add the oil and keep it ready.

Heat oil in a pan and add tadka ingredients. Once the dals turn golden brown colour add the cooked plantain. Add salt if necessary. Remove from heat and take it into another bowl. Now add half of the above mustard paste and mix it to blend them all together. The curry is ready to be served. You can do the same with cabbage, taro root and yam too (indian yam).

Recipe for Gutti Dondakaya(Whole Tindora fry):


1/4 kg Dondakaya (tindora)
Salt as per taste
a pinch turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp Besan (senagapindi)
1/2 tbsp oil

Make a slit on tindora and cook in plenty of salted water. Or you can pressure cook them with out water for about 3 whistles. Heat oil in a pan and add cooked tindora. Fry until the skin of tindora turns slightly crispy. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and besan. Remove from heat and serve with hot rice.

This can be made when you have no time to chop tindora. I hate chopping vegetables like, tindora, green beans, cluster beans etc., They eat away so much of our precious time. This is something you can alternative consider.

Enjoy.

9 comments:

Asha said...

Hope you are enjoying the new home. I know you are because look at these dishes! YUM!! I love the Tindora dish, looks delcious!:)

Happy cook said...

Wow next sunday i am comming over. If you fedd me this i will be a very happy women. Delicious

Cham said...

I always love the tomato pappu of Andra and the dondakaya fry seems to be very yummy

Vanamala said...

cool...... so much varities :)

Dhivya said...

wow!so manu varities....looks yum...wish i could stay near to ur house..so tat i can invite myself as a guest for ur sunday meal:)))

Namratha said...

Gutti dondakaya is one of my all time favs, makes me drool. Nice thali Hima :)

Srivalli said...

hima..that thali looks yum!..haven't tried dondakaya like that..will try next time!

Richa said...

tindora fry looks sooooooo good, yum :)

Cynthia said...

I want to come over for Sunday lunch :)

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