Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Dal With Banana Stem / Aratidhoota Pappu


A health and delicious recipe from Cooking At Home With Pedatha , this recipe is simple , onion ,ginger , garlic and tomato free , a gem from a traditional Andhara kitchen.
1 Cup Chopped Banana Stems
1 Cup Red Gram Dal.
1/2 Teaspoon Haldi.
4 Tablespoons Tamarind / Imli Pulp.
2-3 Teaspoons Jaggery ( I avoided )
Salt.
2 Tablespoons oil.
The Tempering
1 Teaspoon Split Husked Black Gram Dal.
1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds.
1 Teaspoon Methe Seeds.
Whole Red Chilies.
Curry Leaves .
A pinch of Hing
Pressure cook dale in 3 cups of water , if too thick add some more.

Discard outer layer of banana stems, chop into thick rounds removing all the fibrous strands and soaked in butter milk to prevent discoloration.When ready to use , wash well and cut into small bits.

In a wok , heat oil , add gram , when it turns golden add methe and mustard seeds , when mustard seeds brown add chilies curry leaves and hing.
Add chopped banana stem , stir fry a minute or two.
Add haldi , salt and imli , cook another 1 minute then add the dal and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Delicious !


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