Tuesday, July 3, 2007



senaga pappu (chana dal) -2 cups

onion- 1 big

ginger - 1 and 1/2 inch

garlic - 5 pods

dhania seeds - 1tbsp

jeera - 1 and 1/2 tsp

mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

curry leaves - 1 sprig

green chillies - 4-5

garam masala powder - 1 and 1/2 tbsp

red chillies- 2-3

red chillie powder - 2tsp

turmeric - a pinch

salt as required

oil - 3tbsp


-Soak the senaga pappu for abt 1 hr before u start cooking.

-Make a paste of onions, ginger, garlic, dhania seeds and 1 tsp of jeera.

-Add the above paste , garam masala powder , red chillie powder , turmeric and salt to the soaked senagappu and leave for 10min.

-Heat oil add the mustard seeds ,1/2 tsp jeera, curry leaves and red chillies and fry for a min.

-Now add the senagapappu mixture and green chillies and cook for abt 10min.

-Add a cup of water and close the cooker and cook until 2 whistles.

-Garnish with coriander.

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