When i was shopping in my supermarket. I found a bunch of veg looking just like spring onions, but the leaves are much thicker and denser. I asked the keeper what is it, and she told me it is green garlic. I have never seen them or used them in cooking before, So i picked a bunch of those. I decided to use them in a stir fry along with some moong dal so i can enjoy it with some spicy pulikulambu..It turned out to be pretty good..
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu – 1 cup
Green Garlic / Spring Garlic – 3 to 4 cups chopped
Dry Red Chillies – 2 to 3
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu – 1 tsp
Water – 1/2 cup
Soak moong dal for 1 hour.
Grind chillies and cumin in a blender till coarse. Set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard and urad dal, let them sizzle for 30 sec.
Now add in green garlic and saute for a min.
Now add in chilli cumin mix, salt and toss well.
Add in drained dal and mix well.
Pour a splash of water, cover it and cook it on a low heat for 15 mins.
Now the green garlic and dal must be cooked.
|These are the main ingredients|
|First wash your green garlic or spring garlic really well|
|Chop them roughly|
|Soak moong dal for 1 hour|
|Take dry red chilli and cumin seeds in a mixer|
|Crush them roughly|
|Heat oil in a kadai|
|Add in mustard seeds|
|add in urad dal|
|add in the chopped green garlic|
|saute them for a min|
|Add in the chilli and cumin mix|
|season with some salt|
|add in the drained soaked moong dal|
|pour in a splash of water|
|cover and cook on a very low heat for 15 mins.|
|now the dal is cooked|