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 Time: 10 minutes
Service For: 3 People
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