Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Mamidi pappu/Mango dal-A Compu geek's contribution
I think writing recipes is obviously a very engaging diversion for an IT techie from the dull routine of debugging....It was very sweet of Mrudula( my student) to have send a recipe for 'mamidi pappu' in between her tight project deadlines.. I hope her PL doesnt read this!Though I had tried Mamidi pappu in my own way once, I think this should be more authentic, having come from proper 'Andhra gharana'.I think I'll leave the recipe as it is, as given by her....
"Take 1/2 cup of dal ... wash it well ... and double the quantity, water.. put pinch of turmeric, and a tea spoon of oil and cook it in a cooker... till 3 whistles... Meanwhile cut a raw mango into small pieces....after the cooker gets cool, add these mango pieces to it and cook it for one more whistle.... once it gets cooked, open it .. mash the dal with a ladle .. Add salt to taste and chilli powder(around one tea spoon-heap) and mix well and shift it to another bowl....
Now for seasoning take one big onion and cut it to small pieces .... take 10-15 curry leaves... one tea spoon dhania powder... two red chillies broken into pieces....... take a small pan ... put four table spoons oil in it ..
put mustard seeds
then red chilli
then cury leaves
little turmeric powder
saute it till the onions become golden brown or till you get the aroma of fried dhania... add this to the dal and mix.... and also make potato fry/egg omelette ..it goes well with it.... Smacking, Isnt it? I'm off to make my dal...
Posted by indianadoc at 5:00 AM