Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Are you bored of the same chutney/sambar combo for idli?Then,try this..
Though it is time consuming,it tastes heavenly with idli and dosa.
Channa dal - 1 cup
Dry red chillies - 4
Fennel seeds/Saunf - 1 tsp
Finely chopped onion - 2
Tomatoes - 3
Green chillies - 3
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Gingergarlic paste - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 2
Pudina leaves - few
oil for frying the vadas.
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste
Soak the channa dal in water for 2hrs.Then drain the water completely and grind it along with the dry red chillies,fennel seeds and required amount of salt to a coarse paste.
Then add a little portion from the finely chopped onions to this coarse paste.
Heat 2 cups of oil in a pan.Make small coin sized vadas and when the oil is hot enough,fry the vadas till they become slightly brown in color.Dont fry them till they are crispy.
Drain in paper towels and break them into halves.
In a pan heat 4tbsps of oil.Add the cinnamon and cloves.Then add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes off.Now add chopped onions and saute till they are golden brown in color.
Then add tomatoes and green chillies and pudina leaves and saute till the tomatoes are are mushy.Now add the turmeric powder,coriander powder and fry for some time.Now add 2 cups of water and required amount of salt.When it starts boiling,simmer and add the vadas into it.Close with a lid.After 5 minutes,turn off the heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with idlis/dosas.