Munagaku Pappu Kura
Munagaku/ Drumstick - 2 cup
Pesarapappu / Yellow Split Moong Dal - 1/2 cup boiled in 2 cup water
Sambar Onions / Shallots - 8 - 10
Fresh coconut, grated - 1 cup
Turmeric a pinch
Red chili - 1 no
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium
Mustard, urad - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
How to prepare
Wash and clean the drumstick leaves, keep it aside.
Grind the sambar onions, 3/4 of grated coconut, red chili to a smooth paste.
Pressure cook Moong dal in 2 cups water till well done.
Once the dal is boiled, add the greens and a cup of hot water, cook it in open for 3 min.
Heat a pan with oil temper with mustard, curry leaves, chopped onion, remaining coconut for a couple of mins.
Then add the ground paste, continue cooking till the whole things get well cooked and oil comes out.
Now pour this into the dal.
Serve with rice or rotis.
The drumstick leaves tend to get bitter when it's overcooked.
The dal was a good pair with rotis.
While my weekend cooking was a lunch meal, do check out what Vaishali and Champa have done during their Weekend Cooking.