I love simple curries, specially when you cook with dal, you dont need to add too much ingredients in them to make it tasty. Just a simple seasoning will make those taste great. This is one of those curries, it has no onion and no tomatoes. Just few spices and you are done..
Cooking Time : 30 to 45 mins
Serves : 4
Soy Beans – 1 cup dried beans
Oil – 3 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1.5 tsp
Garlic – 4 fat cloves crushed
Chilli Powder -2 tsp or to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful
Wash and soak soy beans overnight. next day drain them and add it to a pressure cooker.
Now cover with water. Pressure cook for 4 whistle, simmer the pan and cook on a low heat for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.Open the cooker and set aside the dal along with cooking liquid.
Heat oil in a pan. add in cumin seeds and crushed garlic. Saute for a min.
Add in chilli powder, turmeric and garam masala powder. Saute well in the oil.
Add in the cooked dal along with the cooking liquid.
Add some salt. Bring this whole thing to a boil. simmer till the curry reaches the right thickness.
Add coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve with rice or roti.
|I soaked my soya beans overnight|
|Now take them in a pressure cooker|
|cover with water and pressure cook till done|
|It should be completely cooked through and a little mushy
is good..This gives the consistency for the curry
|Now take 4 fat cloves of garlic in a mortar and pestle|
|you need them roughly crushed|
|Heat 2 to 3 tblspn of oil in a pan|
|add in some cumin seeds|
|let them sizzle up|
|add in the crushed garlic|
|saute them for a while|
|add in chilli powder, turmeric powder|
|and some garam masala powder|
|mix well in the oil|
|Pour in the cooked soya beans along with the water|
|sprinkle some salt|
|now lets bring this to a boil|
|let them boil till you reach the consistency you like|
|now the curry is done|
|taste this and adjust the seasoning|
|add in lots of chopped coriander leaves|
|taste great with chapati..|