Cherupayar Olathiyathu(Moong dal fry)
Posted by Annita on August 8, 2006
Keralites are very familiar with ‘Kanjiyum Payarum’ which means RicePorridge-Moong dal combo.And this is one dish which i never get bored with.A very simple dish which goes with rice.
Cherupayar/Moong dal whole -1 cup
Dried red chillies – 5
Garlic pod -1
Curry leaves – a few
Salt -to taste
Water- to cook dal
Oil – as needed
Pressure cook dal adding necessary water and salt,till dal becomes soft.(The more it becomes soft,the more tastier it will be,atleast thats what i feel.)Drain excess water and keep aside.Now mash shallots,red chillies and garlic together using mortar pestle or mix it well in a blender for 1 second.It should not be made into a paste.
Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves,mashed shallots and turmeric powder .Saute for 3-4 minutes,stirring in between.Add cooked dal and mix well.Simmer and cook for 2 more minutes .