Green gram curry

Ingredients

  1. Green gram – ½ cup
  2. Onion chopped – 1 medium
  3. Ginger chopped – 1 tsp
  4. Garlic chopped – 1 tsp,
  5. Green Chilly – 2-3, slit lengthwise
  6. Tomato chopped   – 1 small
  7. Red chilly cut into pieces – 1
  8. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  9. Cumin – ¼ tsp
  10. Turmeric powder – ½ tspn
  11. Medium thick coconut milk – 1 cup
  12. Salt
  13. Curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak green gram for an hour
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, add cumin, red chili and fry for a minute.
  3. Add chopped onions, curry leaves, ginger, garlic and split green chilly fry for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add tomato pieces and fry again for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add green gram, with enough water ( 3 times green gram ) cook for one whistle, reduce the heat and cook for 10 – 15 minutes. Off the fire. Wait for the pressure to settle ( 10 – 15 minutes ) and open the cooker.
  6. Add salt – adjust the amount of water – ( if gram is not cooked well, cook for one more whistle – should be soft, but not to overcook )
  7. Add coconut milk, adjust salt, and boil for 2-3 minutes and off the fire.
  8. Serve with chapatti, roti or puttu.

 

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