Monday, June 1, 2009

Thotakoora pesarapappu podi koora | Amarnath leaves-Moong dal stir fry

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I prefer more greens in my daily food diet.Thotakura/Amaranth is one of my favorite greens as it is versatile and can be used in various preparations like Amaranth stir-fry,Dal,Pakora and Parathas.This is a very simple dry curry and is the most favorite of mine with these greens.A bite into moong dal and the flavors from coconut makes this curry absolutely delicious.It goes well with rice as well as roti.
Thotakura Pesarapappu Podi Kura Recipe:
(Serves 3-4)

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped Amarnath Leaves/Thotakura
1/2 cup Moong dal
1 Onion,chopped
7-8 garlic pods
1/4 cup grated fresh Coconut
4-5 Green chillies,chopped
1 tsp of Urad dal
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 Red chilli,broken
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
a pinch of Asafoetida
Salt to taste

Method:
  • Heat oil in a kadai,crackle mustard seeds and jeera,add hing,red chilli,urad and chana dal and fry for a minute.
  • Wash and soak moong dal for 10 mins.
  • Add garlic pods,sliced onions and fry until it turns pink.
  • Add moong dal and fry for 2-3 mins,now add chopped amarnath leaves to it and cover with a deep plate and pour water over the plate.This will help in steam cooking,cook for 12-15 mins till the moong dal is cooked.Do not make moong dal mushy,it should be cooked and hold its shape.
  • Grind coconut,green chillies and salt to a coarse paste and add this to the cooked curry and give a good stir to it and fry for 2 mins.
Serve hot with Rice and papad or roti and dal.
I am sending this to the sowmya's SWC: Cooking with greens Event which was originally started by Lakshmi.

34 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

wow..very nice recipe.. yummy combination..nenu kooda try chestanu.. :)

Vishali said...

wow nice combi....must have tasted so nice with rice or even rotis :).

Padma said...

Very healthy dish and also looks great. Nice entry Prathibha :)

Gita said...

Thats a yummy way of having greens...looks so delicious :)

Priya said...

Thats a delicious and healthy combo..looks yumm!!

Happy cook said...

Wo that looks yummy, healthy

Pooja said...

Delicious one..Love pesarapappu and thotakura combo..But i cant get thotakura here :(

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very new to me,looks healthy!

Nandini said...

Healthy combo! Wonderful way to have greens for our good health:)

Priyameena said...

Looks gorgeous..Yummy!!

Vrinda said...

Lov the green green combo..looks yum and very healthy...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

great combi...what a healthy dish.

Malar Gandhi said...

Thotakoora & pesaruppappu combination sounds very healthy and great to me. Thiss koora is a new to me, a must try one.

Pooja said...

Healthy and yummy combo! Love to have with steamed rice.

Nithya Praveen said...

Lovely recipe.I am not sure how these leaves look and not sure if its available here.Can i substitute this with spinach?

Pavithra said...

Same pinch.. i too posted with greens.. lovely and healthy dish yaa..

AnuSriram said...

Yummy recipe.... Looks gr8!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sounds very healthy and I have never added coocnut with spinach... gotta try your version!!!

Srilakshmi said...

A Super healthy dish! I make a similar version with Methi..

kittymatti said...

very nice and healthy recipe:)

SJ said...

I have no idea what this green is called here :( Will try it with palak!

sowmya said...

very nice recipe..thanks for sending it to swc greens

Lavanya said...

yummy n very healthy curry dear..looks so good :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Healthy and unique dish... Wow!

littletastebuds said...

Never tried amaranth with moong dal.
good one.

Suparna said...

looks healthy and yummm, healthy filler with rice..

Varunavi said...

my fav combo,looks great

homecooked said...

This looks so good! Really yummy and delicious.

Parita said...

Wow thats very delicious and healthy dish..looks inviting

Valarmathi said...

Very healthy and yummy dish.

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow! so healthy a side dish with greens and dhal. Looks great.

Prathibha said...

Thank you all buddies!!!

Chitra said...

amaranth is newto me..looks gud:)

Priti said...

That's real nice...gd entry

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