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Friday, December 9, 2011

Green Gram Dhal & Raw Banana Fry(Vazhakai Varuval)

Green gram dhal is my favourite but havent tried it myself all these days. We have the habit of eating it as sundal and this time when I tasted this dhal from one of my colleagues, I got the recipe from her and tried it the same week. Its quick healthy and comforting with rice and ghee. A spicy raw banana fry to accompany with it...and what more you need for a lunch?!Green Gram Dhal Recipe


Green Gram Dhal - Ingredients
Serves 2
  • Whole green gram dal - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 big
  • Tomato - 1 medium
  • Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - as required
To temper :
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Jeera - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 to 3 pearls
  • Curry leaves - few

Green Gram Dhal Recipe
Method:
  1. Soak green gram overnight atleast for 6-7 hours. Pressure cook dhal with enough water for 3 to 4 whistles until soft and mushy. Give a quick stir with a laddle to mush it up.
  2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves, allow it to splutter.Then add garlic and saute for a second.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute until slightly browned then add tomatoes saute until raw smell leaves and it shrinks.Then add turmeric, garam masala, red chilli powder and required salt, mix well.
  4. Add cooked green gram and add 1/4 cup water and let it boil for 5-7mins until the curry is well blended with the masalas.Switch off and serve hot with ghee and rice.
Vazhakai Varuval Recipe


Raw Banana Fry (Vazhakai Varuval) - Ingredients
Serves 2
  • Vazhakai (Raw banana) – 1 medium size
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala : 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Hing(Perungayam) – pinch
  • Salt – as per taste

Vazhakai Varuval Recipe
Method:
  1. Peel of the skin and Pressure cook raw banana for 1 whistle until soft but not mushy - You can also boil it in a cup of water until soft. Then chop it to slightly thick / thin slices, keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl add raw banana then red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, hing and salt. Sprinkle little water if necessary. Make sure the veggie is well coated.Marinate and keep aside for atleast 15mins.
  3. Then heat a nonstick pan / dosa pan with oil and then add the marinated raw banana slices and toast it well until evenly fried.
My Notes:
  • You can deep fry the marinated slices too. But we often make this so mostly toast it in a iron kadai which gives a nice roast.

31 comments:

  1. Comfort meal..both looks good..mouthwatering

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  2. I am struck at your vazakai varuval...too good and paruppu also looks superb!

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  3. wow this looks fantastic and awesome!!!!!

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  4. I ven't added any Ging garli to banana fry, should be different. Like the presentation with dhal and side dish!

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  5. Yummy spread...Love both the recipes and that small kadai...Had seen it and wanted to buy...seeing the huge price in $$ held back the plan of buying..

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  6. have never made green gram like this..shall try next time

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  7. Super somfort food !! It is a regular recipe in my Grandma's place in Coimbatore.

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  8. what a lovely combo ...this is the most comforting food:)

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  9. Perfect meal, love this dhal!!!

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  10. both looks inviting and a great combo with rice...vazhakkai varuval looks more tempting :)

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  11. Super comforting meal, dhal and varuval makes me drool.

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  12. wow...iam drooling here so tempting....

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  13. mm..nice combo..love both dishes..

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  14. Luv the combo ..... green dhal is my fav :) Beautiful clicks !

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  15. What a delicious meal that is.. my mom always deep fries the vazhakai made like this - delicious!

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  16. I'm definitely trying the vazhakai varuval. That's very new to me. Thanks Sharmilee.

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  17. I'm drooling at the fried banana more than the dal dish :) Sure gotta try the banana one!

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  18. the varuval looks yum and seems easy to make too. will try next time i get vegetables, guess that will be in the new year! :)

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  20. what an awesome combo for a lunch with some rice!!

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  21. Thats such a comfort meal. Looks really tempting.

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  22. The entire meal looks so mouthwatering. Hats off!

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  23. Is it whole green gram or green gram dhal or split green grams with skin

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  24. @Harithafarms : It is whole green gram....

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  25. Hi Sharmi

    I add very finely chopped ginger too while adding Garlic.I add sambar powder instead of garam masala and at last add coriander leaves-it gives a very nice flavour..Also,I dont soak overnight -I presuure cook with more whistle.Just sharing my views..:)Thanks!

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