June 24, 2013

Sorakaya Pesarapappu Podi Kura (Lauki/ Doodhi Moong dal Subji)

Blogging Marathon# 29: Week 4/ Day 1
Theme: Bookmarked Recipes
Dish: Soraka Podi Kura from Sharmi's Neivedyam
We are in the final week of June (can't believe we are about to hit the mid year mark soon--this year seems to just fly past) and also the final week for this month's BM# 29. My theme for this week is 'Bookmarked Recipes' and I tried 3 different recipes that have been in my bookmarks folder for a very long time.
Sorakaya Pesarapappu Podi Kura (Lauki/ Doodhi Moong dal Subji)
For the first I made this dry Sorakaya curry from Sharmi's blog. What caught my attention was the addition of roasted pesarapappu (moong dal) powder to the curry. I knew the combination would taste great, but it took me all these years to actually make it -- not sure why I kept postponing it. If you notice in her post I was the first one to comment, so it has been in my bookmark folder for as many years as the post on Sharmi's blog.
Sorakaya Pesarapappu Podi Kura (Lauki/ Doodhi Moong dal Subji)
Ingredients:
Sorakaya/ Doodhi/ Lauki - 3 cups, chopped
Moong dal - ½cup
Green chilies - 2-3, slit vertically
Grated coconut - ¼cup
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - ¼tsp
Dry red chili - 1
Curry leaves - 6-8
Salt - to taste

Method:
  • Dry roast moong dal until the color slightly changes. Let cool and grind to a coarse powder. 
  • Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan, add mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter add curry leaves and dry red chili.
  • Next add chopped doodhi along with green chilies, turmeric powder and salt. Cover and cook on medium flame until the veggie is tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the roasted dal powder and grated coconut. Cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice or roti.
I served the curry with Dosakaya pachadi, Mysore Rasam, chips, ghee and rice.
Sorakaya Pesarapappu Podi Kura (Lauki/ Doodhi Moong dal Subji)

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 29.
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11 comments:

  1. Oh wow..the whole spread looks fantastic.well Pavani now I have bookmarked this recipe and hope dont take that long to make. Looks really good.

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  2. Great looking pics and wonderful thali.

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  3. I like the simple yet tasty add on to the curry pavani..as you know I love anything that is set as a thali..such a pleasing one..

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  4. Simple and sounds like a good choice for everyday koora. The pictures are stunning!

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  5. as i've become lauki obsessed another one for me to try

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  6. Omg, the whole spread makes me hungry, kura with moongdal sounds prefect for my today's lunch, delicious.

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  7. Looks very flavorful with Moong da and all spices ! Clicks are wonderful as usual !

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  8. Simple n delicious curry. Never knew about adding roasted moong dal to curry, looks inviting

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  9. What a recipe and click... both are superb

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  10. Oh perfect dear need to finish it your plater makes more starving. Perfect picture.

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  11. I need to fly over to ur place to finish that platter - super perfect ! and those wafers makes me go ga ga ! I am also bookmarkign this from you - seems to be a sure shot way of getting lauki into my family's tummy :-))

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