Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sirukeerai Lentil

#SirukeeraiLentil : Sirukeerai is one of the varieties of #Amaranth whose leaves are very small in size.
Its scientific name : Amaranthus tricolor.
Green leafy vegetables are consumed for its fiber content and also to get valuable vitamins and minerals.
Here let me present a lentil recipe with this tasty sirukeerai.

Sirukeerai Dhal [ Amaranthus tricolor Lentil ]


Ingredients :
1/2 Cup                                      Sirukeerai, washed and chopped
1/2 Cup                                      Green gram dal
1/4 Cup                                      Coriander leaves
10                                              Curry leaves
1                                                Onion, chop
2 or 3                                         Green chilly, slit lengthwise
1                                                 Tomato, chop nicely
1 pinch                                        Turmeric powder
3/4 Tsp                                        Salt


To Grind :
3 Tsp                                         Coconut scrap
1/2 Tsp                                      Cumin
6 or 7                                         Black Pepper
1                                                Green chilly

To Temper :
1/2 Tsp                                     Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp                                     Cumin
1 Tsp                                        Urad dal
1 or 2                                       Red chilly
1/4 Tsp                                     Asafoetida powder
2 Tsp                                        OIl

Method :
Pressure cook green gram dal for 3 whistles and 3 minutes at SIM.
Keep aside.
Grind the given ingredients into a smooth paste in a blender adding enough water.

Keep aside.

Heat a kadai with oil over a slow flame.
Crackle mustard and cumin seeds.
Then add broken pieces of red chilly, asafoetida powder and urad dal.

Fry till dal turns golden color and then add green chilly, curry leaves, half of coriander leaves and onion.
Saute until onion gives out a nice aroma.

Then add chopped tomato and saute for 2 minutes.
Finally add chopped sirukeerai and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.


Transfer into the cooker with cooked dal.
Now add the coconut paste also.


Heat over a medium flame until sirukeerai becomes soft.

Sirukeerai Dhal [ Amaranthus tricolor Lentil ]

Transfer into a serving bowl.
Top it with coriander leaves.

Sirukeerai Dhal [ Amaranthus tricolor Lentil ]

Excellent side dish for poori and chappathy.
This can be mixed with hot white rice adding a dash of ghee and enjoyed with any curry of your choice.

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