Blogging Marathon# 60: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: Regional Specials
Dish: Mysone Kattina Saaru
Vani who blogs at Mysoorean has a ton of authentic dishes from Mysore. After a lot of browsing on her site, I found this simple dal recipe that only needed few ingredients which was perfect because I only had a couple of veggies left in the fridge and it was time to go grocery shopping.
The chaaru that I make at home usually has tamarind in it but this one has lemon juice instead. It is a quick and easy dish that is homey and comforting.
Recipe adapted from Mysoorean:
Mysore Kattina Saaru
- ½ cup Toor dal
- ½ tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 tsp Cumin seeds
- ¼ tsp Asafoetida
- 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
- 2 ~ 3 Chilies Green
- 2 tbsps Lemon juice
- To taste Salt
- If you have time, soak toor dal for 30~40 minutes. Pressure cook with enough water until very tender.
- Add 1~11/2cups of water and whisk the cooked dal until smooth. Add the turmeric and salt to dal.
- Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard and cumin seeds, once the seeds start to splutter add asafoetida, green chilies and curry leaves.
- Add the tempering to the dal mixture. Finally stir in the lemon juice and serve with some hot steamed rice.