Sunday, May 4, 2008

How we can make delicious masala kadala

Masala Kadala
You will need:
1. 2 cups whole Bengal gram
2. 4 ½ cups water
3. Salt to taste
4. 1 ½ cups refined vegetable oil
5. 1 ½ cups onion, finely sliced
6. ½ cup potato, cubed
7. ½ cup bread, cubed like croutons
8. 6 green chillies, half slit
9. 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 pieces.
10. ½ tsp sugar
11. ½ tsp mustard seeds
12. 1 dsp chilli powder
13. 1 dsp coriander powder
14. ¼ tsp turmeric powder
15. A few coriander leaves
16. 1 lime

1. Wash and soak Bengal gram in 2 cups water overnight. Pressure cook with salt in 2½ cups water for 40 minutes.
2. Heat 1 cup oil. Ad 1 cup sliced onion. Fry well, drain and keep aside. Fry and drain potato cubes. Fry cubes of bread; drain and keep aside. Saute green chillies and tomatoes. Sprinkle salt and sugar on all the above ingredients. Remove from fire.
3. Take another pan and heat ½ cup oil. Splutter mustard seeds. Add ½ cup onion and fry till brown. Mix the chilli, coriander and turmeric powders in a little water and make into a paste. Lower the flame and add the paste to he pan. Add the cooked Bengal gram and mix gently. Spread the curry on a large, flat dish and garnish with the fried onion, potato, green chilli, tomato and cubes of bread. Coriander leaves and quartered lime may also be used to garnish the dish.

To serve 6

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