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
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.
Here goes my recipe to this wonderful event by Zorro's