Monday, June 29, 2009

Kandi Pachadi/toor Dal Chutney

This is one of the authentic delicacies of Andhra......Mostly famous in the of Coastal regions of Andhra.....This is one of my favorites to have on a rainy day meal......


1/4cup.kandi pappu/toor dal, 4no.dry red chillies, 1tsp.cumin seeds, tamarind (small berry sized), 1tbsp.oil, 3 garlic cloves, 1/2onion(roughly chopped) salt to taste.

Method :

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the dry chillies for two minutes on low flame, then add cumin seeds, garlic cloves and tamarind and fry for one minute, transfer them into a bowl and fry the toor dal till a nice aroma spreads throughout the kitchen, now turn off heat and allow it to cool. Grind all the ingredients into a fine paste by adding sufficient water and salt, now add the onions and mix well(do not grind).Serve it with steamy rice and ghee.

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