Thursday, January 17, 2008


Serves 4


½ cup chana dal
1 potato
150 gms yellow pumpkin
1 brinjal
1 raw banana
½ papaya
1 inch long piece of ginger
A few sprigs of fresh coriander leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
4 red chillies, whole
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp oil
1 tsp 'five mixed spices' (panch phoran)
4 cups water


Peel, wash, and cut the potato and pumpkin into one inch sized pieces. Wash and cut the brinjal, banana, and papaya into half-inch pieces. Peel, wash, and mince the ginger; wash and chop the coriander leaves. Dry roast one teaspoon of cumin seeds and red chillies in a pan and powder both. Boil four cups of water and add to it the dals, coconut, salt, minced ginger, turmeric, and cook until the dals are half done. Add potato, pumpkin, brinjal, banana, and papaya. Cook until the vegetables become tender. Add sugar and mix well. Add salt as per taste. Heat ghee or oil in a pan, add the panch phoran, and fry till the seeds splutter. Add the cooled dal. Sprinkle the roasted cumin seeds and chilli powder. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice.

1 comment:

Sona said...

Famous dish from Orissa