Payathanga Paruppu Usili and Sundakkai Mor kuzhambu

Hi
For the 3rd week of BM#46, it is the combo meal and day one is my favourite combo of Mor Kuzhambu and Paruppu Usili.Payathanga(Yard long beans)paruppu usili tastes awesome when paired with Mor kuzhambu
INGREDIENTS

Payathanga
100gms
Tuvar dal
1/2 cup
Red chillies
3-4
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Salt
to taste


PREPARATION
Soak the dal for 45 minutes in water
Clean and cut the Payathanga into very small pieces
Steam it in cooker without any water for 2 whistles
Drain all the water from the dal and transfer this to a mixer
Now grind the dal with red chillies and salt without any extra water into a very coarse paste.Steam it in idli plates for 5 minutes. Cool it and crumble it into a coarse powder
Heat a kadai with 1 tbsp of oil
Add mustard seeds to this and when it splutters add the turmeric powder and then add the ground paste. Add salt and  mix it well and let it cook in medium flame for a few minutes .
Now add the cooked karamani to this, mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes in a very low flame with a lid closed.
Switch off the fire and a tasty curry ready to be served with Mor Kuzhambu in the lunch
SUNDAKKAI MOR KUZHAMBU
This features definitely on all festival lunch menu.This kuzhmabu uses sundaikkai vathal or dried turkey berry
INGREDIENTS
Beaten Curds
1cup
Freah coconut
1/2 cup
Green chillies
2
Cumin seeds
1tsp

FOR THE SEASONING
Sundakkai
10-12
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4tsp
Turmeric powder
1/4tsp
Curry leaves
few
Oil
1tbsp
Salt
to taste

PREPARATION
Grind the coconut chillies and cumin seeds together into a smooth paste with minimum water
Add this to the beaten curds and mix well
Now heat a kadai with oil.
Once it is sufficiently hot add mustard seeds and when they crackle add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and turmeric powder
Now add the sundakkai and fry for few minutes
Now add the curd coconut mixture  and salt and heat it in very low flame for 3-4 minutes
Do not let it boil

Switch off the fire and serve
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