Thursday, August 19, 2010
Ponnaganti/Water Amaranth and Pesarapappu(moong dal) Curry
Ponnganti/WaterAmaranth 2 bunches.
Pesara papu 1/2 cup
Onion 1 chopped
Green chillies 2 slited
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Udad dal 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
Red chilly dry 1 broken into pcs
Oil 2 tbsp
Soak moong dal for 1 hr.
Pluck water amaranth leaves from the stems and wash thoroughly.Chop them and soak in the water until use.
Heat oil and add all the tempering ingredients.
Add onions and green chillies.Saute till onions are fried.
Then add the leaves and soaked moong dal.
Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
Cover and cook until water dries.(no need of adding water as the water amarnath leaves enough water to cook)
Once the water is dried add the red chilly powder and saute for a while.
Serve as a side dish to rice.