Yam-Lentils Curry. Senai Kizhangu Kadaisal/Kadaiyal.
I heard about this dish thro' my maid. She is a great cook. I wanted to keep its authenticity, so used kal-chatti / mann chatti for blending. This gives very earthlty flavour! This goes to Shama's Village Special Event (Grammathu Kaimanam)
Yam 1/4 kilo
Thoor Dal 1 small cup
Green chilies 6
Garlic 6-7 beads
Onion 1 medium
Turmeric powder 1/4 spoon
Tamarind paste 1/4 spoon
Oil few spons.
Thallipu Vadagam 1 spoon
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Dry red chilies 1
Urad dal 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves few
Sesame oil few spoons.
Scrape away the thick skin and wsh the veggie. Chop them roughly and leave them in cold water until cooking.
Cook thuvar dal in a pressure cooker till tender. Set aside.
In a wide wok, heat oil. Add chilies, garlic, onion and tomatoes. Fry them real good.
Then followed by veggies. Add salt and turmeric to it.
Add a cup of water and cook them tender.
When they are almost done...add 1/4 of tamarind water.
Remove them from stove(make sure there is not more water). Now coarsely grind them in a mann-chatti/blender. Then add cooked thoor dal and blend once again.
In a seperate pan, heat oil. Add sesonning items. Run this sesonning over the masiyal made above.
Serve warm to go with your steamed rice.