As promised I have two recipes for you. 🙂
Horse gram dal is supposed to be good to control the cholesterol besides other health benefits. You can make a simple dal preparation from it or make a delectable rasam out of it!
Horse gram dal – 1/2 cup
Tamarind – a small marble sized ball
Tomato – 3 nos
Turmeric powder (haldi) – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing
For the paste: Pepper-1 tsp, Cumin (jeera) – 2 tsp, coriander seeds-2 tsp – grind with little water to form a thick paste
Crush roughly the following ingredients
Garlic- 3 flakes
Dry red chilli – 2 nos,
Small sambar onion – 3 nos (or 1 small normal onion)
- Soak horse gram dal previous night
- Next day morning cook it in 4.5 cups of water with turmeric and salt. (horse gram dal takes longer to cook as compared to the other lentils. Ensure it is cooked nicely)
- Strain it and retain water.
- Keep 3 tsps of cooked gram aside
- Add to retained horse gram water, tamarind water and prepared paste and boil
- Then add the crushed ingredients and 3 tsp of cooked gram.
- Add finely chopped / crushed tomato, turmeric, salt and boil till the raw smell of tomato and tamarind goes off completely
- Add curry leaves
- Then add tadka as usual
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
Tempering / Tadka – heat oil in a pan and add mustard, dry red chilli and add to the prepared rasam.
Are you beginning to wonder what happens to the rest of the cooked horse gram? 🙂
Heat little oil in a pan, add mustard, 1 dry red chili (chopped), ¼ tsp urad dal (white lentils) and add the remaining cooked horse gram dal. Season.. Add desiccated coconut and curry leaves. This preparation one can either have it as is with tea (substitute for snacks), with rice or chapatti.
Coming up tomorrow Tuar dal (yellow lentils) Rasam Recipe.
Till then ..happy cooking! 🙂
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