Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Moong dal Pakoda and Drumstick Kadi...

Moong dal Pakoda and Drumstick Kadi...
For the Moong dal Pakoda 
Ingredients
1/2 cup moong dal soaked and ground into thick paste
1 green Chilli chopped
1/4 tsp Carom seeds / Ajwain
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Pinch of soda bicarbonate
Oil to fry

Method
Mix all the above ingredients except oil. Beat it well till fluffy. Take a fry pan, heat oil. Keep adding 1/2 tsp of the batter in the oil and fry till brown in colour. Keep the pakodas aside.

For the Kadi
Ingredients
2 Drumsticks cut into pieces
1/2 cup Curd
1 tbsp Chick pea flour / Besan
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seed powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Sugar

For Seasoning
Ingredients
1 tbsp Oil
6 Curry leaves
1 Green Chilli chopped
1 Dry Chillies
1/4 tsp Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Carom seeds / Ajwin
1/4 tsp Mustard seeds
Few Fenugreek seeds
1 Star Anise
2 Cloves
4 Pepper corn
1 small stick Cinnamon stick
1 pinch Asafoetida / Hing powder
1 tsp chopped coriander leaves

Method
Take a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients of Kadi except drumsticks. Whisk all the ingredients so that no lumps remains. Add about 3 cups of water and whisk it again. Take a pan. Add oil. Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds, coriander seeds, star anise, pepper corn, cinnamon stick, cloves, carom seeds, dry chilli and fenugreek seeds. Sauté it for few seconds. Add chillies, curry leaves and Asafoetida. Sauté it for 2 seconds. Add the Kadi. Boil the Kadi for 5 minutes add drumsticks, Cook till the drumsticks are tender. Add the pakoras  just before serving. Boil the Kadi once with the pakoras. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.