Thursday, July 16, 2009

Medu Wada with Sambhar & Chutney

Though basic here's the receipe rather than getting the Instant packets

Medu wada
- 3 cups udad dal
- 3 Chopped green chillies
- 1 small cup Coconut ( coarsely grinded/chopped)
- Grated garlic (small piece)
- 1/2 small cup chopped curry leaves
- Baking soda
- salt

Procedure
1. Keep the udad dal soaked around an hr
2. Grind the soaked dal coarsely into thick batter ( do not add water while grinding)
3. Add ginger,coconut,green chillies curry leaves,pinch of baking soda & salt.Mix it well
4. Deep fry till golden brown -wada with a hole :) , need to be careful while frying

Tip - In case if you are not able to keep the batter consistency thick can add rice flour to it

Sambhar

- 1 & 1/2 small cup Boiled tur dal
- 1 bowl boiled diced Dudhi,Eggplant & Pumpkin ( can have your choice of vegetables)
- 1 big tomato chopped
- 2 Sliced onions
-3 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
-3 tbsp Sambhar powder ( preferably Everest)
- 2 tbsp Red chilli powder
- 1 & 1/2 tbsp garam masala
- 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
- Asafoetida powder ( Hing)
- 1 tbsp Sugar/grated Jaggery
- Oil

Tadka - Heat 1 tbsp of oil ,add mustard seeds let it pop later add Asafoetida

Procedure
- Take a big non-stick cookware,add boiled dal,veggies,tomato & onions. Add 1 cup of water & salt,
- Add Turmeric,red chilli ,sambhar, garam masala ,sugar/grated jaggery & pulp
- Boil the mixture for 5 mins , add the tadka
- Ready to serve

Coconut Chutney
-1 grated cocount
- 2 green chillies
- 1 tbsp plain baked Chana dal (available in mkt)
- 2-3 curry leaves
- salt

Tadka - Heat 1 tbsp of oil , 1 tbsp udad dal ,fry it till golden brown ,add mustard seeds let it pop later add Asafoetida & curry leaves

Procedure
- Grind the dal coarsely
- Add cocunut,green chillies,curry leaves,salt and grind it in paste
- add tadka in the chutney & heat it for a min

Enjoy!!!!!!

--- Palak


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