Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lotus Root Dal Gravy/Thamaraithandu Paruppu Kuruma

Lotus Root r Lotus Stem??? watever these white roots r available easily in chinese stores, as am living in Chinatown i have seen these roots but never thought of trying them in our desi cooking..they r in frozen sections n really dead cheap here, thought of making them as kootu, i pressure cooked the channa dal but suddenly got an idea to prepare them as culinary experiment turned awesome with pepper prawns, we had a superb lunch today..Am very proud to present u all my awesome creation..

1 1/2cup Lotus root
1/2cup Channa dal
1no Onion
1no Tomato
2nos  Green chillies(slit opened)
1tsp Ginger
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
5nos Curry leaves
2tsp Coriander leaves
Whole spice(bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, kapok buds)

To Grind:
1tsp Peppercorns
1tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Fennel seeds
3nos Red chillies
2tsp Poppy seeds
3tsp Coriander seeds
1/4cup Grated coconut

 Chop the lotus roots first n pressure cook them upto 3 hiss with green chillies, turmeric powder n ginger pieces...pressure cook the channa dal too..keep both pressure cooked channa dal n lotus root aside...chop finely onion n tomatoes..grind all the ingredients from the list 'To Grind'..keep aside

Heat oil in a pan, add all the whole spices n fry them until they turn add the chopped onion n tomatoes n stir them until they turns tender, add the grounded paste to the onion n tomatoes pieces..stir them for a while..once the oil get separates a bit from the veggies, add the already cooked lotus roots n cooked channa dal..cook them in simmer with lid closed until everything gets cooked well..add the cilantro leaves to the gravy n put off the stove..

Serve them with hot rice r else as side for any breakfast dishes..

On the way to Eat Healthy - During Pregnancy by Sangeeth..


Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

priya yestrday i've posted comment on this but it was disappear

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

itz looking yummy, ur lotus root seems very fresh

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks viji for again dropping ur comments..frozen than but they look really fresh..

Beyond Curries said... Reply To This Comment

I also bought frozen lotus root recently, but it's still sitting in the freezer. This one is a nice idea.

முத்துலெட்சுமி/muthuletchumi said... Reply To This Comment

நான் தில்லியில் இருக்கிறேன்..இங்க தாமரைத்தண்டு ஃப்ரெஷா கிடைக்குது.. என்ன செய்யனும்ன்னு யாரையும் கேக்கவும் இல்ல நான் வாங்கி செய்துபாக்கவும் இல்லை.. உங்க ஐடியாவையும் செய்து பாக்கறேன்.. நன்றி..

Menaga Sathia said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர் ப்ரியா!!அடுத்தமுறை நிச்சயம் கூட்டு டிரை பண்ணனும்.