Hai guys..Yesterday I posted French toast recipe for which I got good comments and response.Thankyou guys for visiting my blog and leaving comments...Visit my blog often for yummy recipes and I will highly appreciate if you follow me..and I want to share one more thing with you...Today I got a mail..It was written by Laura from Portola, CA..She came across my blog and send me a sweet sweet mail.That is......
You might not believe this, but I am a middle-aged American housewife who lives in the mountains of Northern California, USA - and I just made your recipe tonight for dinner! My husband and I loved it! I had never cooked south Indian dal before.
I am a great fan of India and Indian cooking. We have visited your wonderful country 4 times - 1977, 1998, 2003 and 2009. In 1977 we stayed for 6 months in Mussoorie, in Uttar Pradesh. In 2003 our daughter Miriam was studying for a semester in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, so we visited her of course. That's when I discovered how different south Indian food is from north Indian. I found I especially like curry leaves.
So today I realized I had some curry leaves in my refrigerator, and I felt like making dal - so I entered "south Indian dal with curry leaves" into Google and I got your recipe!
What an amazing world we live in today! When I was a young woman in India in 1977, I couldn't even telephone my parents at home in the US. Now I can find an Indian recipe on my computer in seconds.
Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. You should put a photo of yourself on your blog. I liked seeing your mom and sisters and dog.
From an American fan :)
She also send me her family photo and a photo where she is with her husband and her beautiful house photo...I am really happy how these guys love India and Indian food..So Laura Thanks for dropping in and keep checking my blog...
OK...Todays recipe is gonna be a poha dish..Poha is nothing but flattened rice..In tamil we call it as aval..I added some potatoes to it and made it super delicious.Aloo poha is a delicious and nutritious dish to start a day...You could add any vegetables in this and make it more delicious..This dish can be made from start to finish in 15 min..So this can be made on a busy morning..The one thing about this dish is you should eat it hot..once it gets cold it become so hard and rough...So please try this and let me know what you think..
Potato-1 large chopped
Ginger-1 inch piece minced
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Lemon juice-1 tblspn
Mustard seeds(kaduku)-1 tsp
Cumin seeds(jeerakam)-1 tsp
Channa dal(kadal paruppu)-1 tblspn
Urad Dal(ulundam paruppu)-1 tblspn
Asafoetida(kaya podi)-1/4 tsp
Dry red chilli-2
Curry leaves-a spring
In a mixing bowl add poha with some salt and turmeric.Pour in a splash of water and mix with hands.Let this sit for 10 min so that the poha will get soft.
In a kadai add oil and when it is hot,throw in all the seasonings and mix well.
Add in curry leaves and ginger and stir for 1 min.Add in onions and mix well.When the onions are translucent put in the potato and stir well.
Add salt and a splash of water and cover the pan and cook for 5-7 min.
When the potatoes are cooked add in the poha mixture and stir well,cover the pan for 5 min.
Now add in the lemon juice and serve hot.
|Sprinkle water,salt and turmeric in poha|
|Fry seasonings,onions,potatoes in oil...and add in prepared poha mixture and cook for 3 min.|