Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pachaipayarru kulambu / green gram dhal curry

  This kulambu using green gram dhal is unique to kongu region. We usually make this kulambu during fasting days like puratashi ( tamil month falls in September - october ) Saturdays. 
  Pachaipayaru as called in tamil for green gram dhal. This  is easy to make within few minutes. It will be great with plain rice and ghee. It can be have with chappati.
Requirements :
Green gram dhal ( split ) – 1 cup
Shallots – 6
Green chilli – 4
Curry leave – a sprig
Oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin – 1 tsp
Pepper corns – 6
Asafotedia  - a pinch
Dry chilli - 1

Method :
 Cook dhal along with shallots , garlic , green chilli , cumin , pepper corns  with two cup of water in a pressure cooker or a closed vessel.
 Mash the cooked dhal with the wooden masher ( mathu as called in tamil ).
Add required salt to the dhal and mix well.
Heat oil in a pan , add asafotedia , mustard seeds and wait till it splutters.
Add dry chilli and curry leaves.
Add this tempering to the kulambu.
Pachaipayarru kulambu is ready to serve.
Serve with plain rice and a spoon of ghee.