Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sorrakaya Pappu/Bottlegourd Dal

Simple dal goes for an easy preparation,u dont need to grind or cook for hours, this pappu goes for simple ingredients and simple cooking process...U can prepare this pappu even if u r in hurry, which tastes absolutely marvellous and comforting, serve them along with hot steaming rice,some spicy mango pickles and papads nothing will beat this combo, wonder how i missed to post this pappu coz i make them quite often whenever i feel lazy..While going through Harini & Jaya's Tamalapaku, i was quite surprised to see their new event,where they both want to plan a menu and post atleast a recipe with few vegetables like okra, bottlegourd,spinach, some fruits like bananas and apples,toordal,oats and whole wheat flour..I was happy to design my menu with those ingredients and veggies they have asked us to cook or plan a menu..I come up with my 3 course vegetarian meal and am posting my bottlegroud dal as a per event's rules..

1)Onion & Oats soup as starter
2)Sorrakaya Pappu/Bottlegourd Dal
3)Okra curry
4)Spinach Masiyal , these three dishes for main course along rice
5)Oats,Apple & Wheat flour Halwa as dessert

Bottlegourd Dal

2cups Bottlegourd (chopped)
3/4cup Toor dal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Curry leaves
2nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Lemon juice
Salt
Oil


Take the washed toor dal, chopped bottlegourd pieces,crushed ginger and slit opened green chillies in a pressure cooker with enough water and turmeric powder and cook upto 3hisses, keep aside and let them cool...Meanwhile heat enough oil, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves..add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes and saute until the veggies get cooked..Add the cooked dal with enough salt to the onions and bring them to boil..finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..

Serve hot!!


37 comments:

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for your interesting menu and entry..This Pappu sure would be flavorful..love the addition of ginger!

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Dal curry looks so flavorful and I loved your menu too.

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this pappu looks delicious and you have made a nice menu...

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Eva said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds fantastic! And healthy too! It must taste wonderful with all of those spices mixed in :)

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Haven't had bottle gourd for ages...don't even see them here. This looks so flavourful.

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I love this dal. We keep it still simple, no onions, tomatoes. :)

onlyfishrecipes said... Reply To This Comment

dal looks very flavorful...very interesting !

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, am a big fan of this dal..Looks gorrrrgeous and sLURP

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said... Reply To This Comment

lovely dal we love this vegetable

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

I so much miss eating bottlegourd ...and with dhal wish to eat them right away!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful combination looks delicious

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow..looks very colorful and delicious...

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Hearty n homey..love this dal..

Ila said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful menu and pappu looks awesome :)

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

anapakaya pappu is a common thing in our house enjoyed by all!...looks tempting!
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Kamakshi Prasanna said... Reply To This Comment

Sorrakaya Dal looks delicious and yummm!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said... Reply To This Comment

What an amazing dish; I've never heard of it before! My family would love this one.

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

So earthy and satisfying.. Love your preparation..

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Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Good one, Priya! Healthy and simple

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy, healthy and delicious dal..yumm!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & yummy Dal and nice menu plan too.

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

nice bottle guard curry.

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Bottlegourd dal looks delicious.

Reshmi said... Reply To This Comment

xactly d way my mom prepares.. delicious daal!!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting menu. Bottlegourd dhal looks inviting..

Rani acharyulu said... Reply To This Comment

Your menu is so nice.Sorakaya pappu looks delicious.We used to make sorakaya pappu with moong dal.I will try with toordal.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Agree,this is very simple n yummm..no tomatoes in my version..:)

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and looks lovely.

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Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

un plat appétissant avec un mélange d'épices ça doit être délicieux
à bientôt

Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

I love this combination of bottlegourd with dal- a taste of home!

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

never added this healthy veggie in my cooking.Recipe sounds very nice and yum

Momgateway said... Reply To This Comment

lovely menu...I wish I could cook lovely Indian dishes like this pappu..

Momgateway said... Reply To This Comment

I wish I could make such lovely Indian dishes ad this pappu...

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

I make this for chapathis and they make a lovely combo

Nostalgia said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome. I have the same dish in my draft to be posted. Love this curry.

Krithika said... Reply To This Comment

very interesting and comforting menu Priya..