Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lotusroot Red Bellpepper Moong dal stir fry


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Ingredients:
lotus roots/kamal kakdi - 12 slices
thai green chillies - 4 to 5no
Red Bell pepper - 1 no,small in size ,chopped
mustard seeds for seasoning
turmeric,red chilli powder,salt to taste
onion - ½ ,bigsize ,chopped into pieces
Moong dal - ½ cup,soaked in water
coriander powder - 1 tspn
oil for cooking
chopped coriander leaves - 3 to 4 sprigs


Making:
Pressure cook the chopped lotus with a pinch of turmeric.cook the soaked moongdal
(pesarpappu) in microwave with sufficient water in high for 12 to 15 minutes.moongdal should not loose its original shape but it should be cooked to bite.
Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds,green chillies,onions one by one and saute
well.Add boiled lotus root pieces and add salt and redchilli powder,dhaniya powder
and cook for 5 minutes uncovered.Add bellpepper pieces and cook until tender.Add moongdal to the pan and stir well to mix into the curry.cook for a while by sprinkling some water.Stir in chopped coriander and transfer to a serving bowl.Serve with steamed rice with a dollop of ghee.
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Here goes my recipe to this wonderful event by Zorro's
International Women's Day
IWD EVENT.

10 comments:

Happy cook said...

Love the dish and the picture

bee said...

we adore lotus roots and this is a fantastic way to prepare them. thank you.

Mansi Desai said...

wow, this is really awesome! I love the recipe and love how it looks!!

btw Vineela, I hope you can find some time to participate in the WBB-Balanced Breakfast event I'm hosting this month:)

linda said...

Cute car! Love the way lotus roots look.

Lavi said...

beautifull decoration..dish is tempting me to try..

zorra said...

Just beautiful! I'm impressed.

Thank you for your participation in IWD.

Sagari said...

beautiful presentation

LG said...

Loved the stirfry/palya as we call it in Kannada. Great Pics. I am yet to try lotus root. Your recipe is inspiring me to buy them.

ms said...

That looks cute! I like the way it looks and also the unusual combination of veggie and protein.

ms

Jans said...

Never tried a lotus root recipe...will do soon. Nice presentation Vineela....