Sigappu MookuKdalai / kondaikadalai Kolambu / Large Red Gram Kolambu


Sigappu Mooku Kadalai / Red Channa / Large Red Gram – 150 gms
Tomato – 2 (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Kolambu Podi – 5 tbsp
Tamarind Juice – 10 tbsp (add as u require)
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves –few
Salt – to taste
Cooking Oil

Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Service For: 3 People

Cooking Instructions:

Soak MookuKadalai in water overnight. Otherwise if u forget to soak it, take a bowl of boiling water and soak mookukadalai in that and place this in a hot case. You will get well soaked mookukadalai within 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add mustards seeds and fry it a while. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, and curry leaves, tamarind water and enough salt to it and fry until the oil comes out of the dish and tomato is mashed well. Add mookukadalai, and kolambu podi to the cooker. Add enough water to it and stir it well so that no lumps are found. Close the lid and let it to cook for 5 whistles (depends upon the efficiency of the cooker) or until mookukadalai is cooked well.
Open the lid of the cooker after pressure is released and let it to boil until the kolambu thickens well.

Side dish: Rice and Chapatis


Shreya said...

This looks yummy.. it is the red chana isnt it? I have never used tamarind water while making it, will try it this way..:-)

notyet100 said...

sounds interesting, request from u..please write the english name of the principal ingredient too,.cause everyoneis not aware with traditional name,..mybe i hve the principal ingredient u hve used ,..but cant mke out cause i don knw the traditional name...happy blooging...ceeya

SriLekha said...

thanks shreya u r right it is red channa

SriLekha said...

thanks priyanka for ur suggestion!

notyet100 said...

thanks a ton,,.i hve this chana can prepare now,..;-)

Illatharasi said...

hmm... very healthy dish!

SriLekha said...

thanks priyanka and vani!

Madhavi said...

Very nice dish, and great recipe too. Looks delicious!!!

SriLekha said...

thanks madhavi!

Andhra Flavors said...

i never tried anything with this chaana. it looks yummy, will try soon.

SriLekha said...

thanks andhra flavors

Usha said...

Hi Srilekha,I have never tried making red channa quite this way sounds good :)

SriLekha said...

thanks usha!