Monday, April 11, 2011

arhar dal with kathal {pigeon beans with jackfruit}

Today is Chaitra Durgashtami  and was not in mood to cook veggie with onion and garlic .so i tried dal with jack fruit.The flesh of the jack fruit is starchy, fibrous and is a source of dietary fiber.pigeon beans contain high levels of protein and the important amino acidsmethioninelysine, and tryptophan. In combination with cereals, pigeon peas make a well-balanced human food. . here is my recipe:

4 cup chopped kathal( baby jack fruit without seeds)
1 cup arhar(toor) dal
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3 chopped tomatoes
1 tsp grated ginger
salt to taste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp kitchen king powder
1 tsp oil
1pinch asafoetida
1 tsp cumin seeds

                Pressure cook dal with kathal,turmeric powder,salt and all powders except garam masala.cook for 3-4 whistle or till done.

                Heat  oil in a pan when hot add cumin seeds when splutter add asafoetida ,then add chopped tomatoes and grated ginger ,a pinch of turmeric,salt saute for a min.add cooked dal-kathal.mix very well .add garam masala simmer the flame and close the lid for 10-12 minutes.

serve with rice .   its really delicious and mouth watering.
this is part of "Design a menu" check here..

Also going to  cooking with whole food toor dal/pigeon beans  and Kiran's announcement page.....

sending this recipe to  Charita's and Aarnavi's "C for Colourful Currys" 

This is going to  For the love of cricket and legume  and Susan’s MLAA

1 comment:

harini-jaya said...

Thanks for the entry..
It definitely sounds interesting! Never cooked with jackfruit though:)