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:

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

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

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

    FunWidFud

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

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

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

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  7. dal looks very flavorful...very interesting !

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

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

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  10. wonderful combination looks delicious

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  11. wow..looks very colorful and delicious...

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  12. Hearty n homey..love this dal..

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  13. Wonderful menu and pappu looks awesome :)

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  14. anapakaya pappu is a common thing in our house enjoyed by all!...looks tempting!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  15. Sorrakaya Dal looks delicious and yummm!!

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

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  17. Good one, Priya! Healthy and simple

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  18. Yummy, healthy and delicious dal..yumm!

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  19. Healthy & yummy Dal and nice menu plan too.

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  20. Bottlegourd dal looks delicious.

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

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  22. Very interesting menu. Bottlegourd dhal looks inviting..

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

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

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  25. Hi Priya, Please collect the awards and a tag from my blog. Here is the address: Rain of Awards and a Tag

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. I make this for chapathis and they make a lovely combo

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

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  33. very interesting and comforting menu Priya..

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