Friday, June 20, 2008

Channa Dhal Kuzhambhu (சன்னா குழம்பு)

1.White Channa Dhal - 1 cup
2.Big Onions -1 no
3.Tomatoes - 3 nos
4.Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
5.Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
6.Green chilly - 1 no
7.Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
8.Coriander Leaves - few
9.Salt - to taste
10.Oil - as reqd

To Grind :
1.Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
2.Saunf - 1 tsp
3.Kus kus - 1 tsp
4.Garlic - 4 pods
5.Roasted chana dhal - 2 tbsp

For Seasoning:
1.Cinnamon sticks - 2 nos
2.Cloves - 4 nos
3.Cardamom - 2 nos
4.Bay Leaf - 1

1.Soak the channa dhal in water for about 12 hours.
2.Pressure cook the channa dhal with salt,keep it aside.
3.Grind the ingredients under to grind and keep it aside.
4.Heat the oil in the pan,season the items under seasoning.
5.Add the onions to fry and add tomatoes to saute.
6.Now add the coriander powder,chilli powder,turmeric powder and saute it well.
7.Add the enough hot water to cook and add the boiled channa dhal.
8.Add the salt to taste.
9.Leave the gravy to cook.
10.After gravy got cooked,sprinkle the coriander leaves on the top.
11.Serve the Gravy with Hot Rice or with Rotis.

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