Recipe for Khadhoo Dhal Tadka
(No-Onion / No-Garlic Recipe)
Soak 100 gms of Channa Dhal (Kadalai Paruppu) for 30 mins. Strain water and add to pressure cooker. Add chopped Khadhoo (White Pumpkin cut into 1/2 inch cubes), add little turmeric powder and 1/2 salt, add little water and pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow to cool and keep aside.
In a Kadai, add 2 tsp of Ghee and 2 tsp of Refined oil, sizzle 1 tsp of Jeera. Add 1/2 tsp of Aaharam Asafoetida. Add 1 no finely chopped Green chilly. Now add curry leaves, finely chopped tomatoes (2 nos) into it and mix well and mash well when cooked. Now add 1/2 of Turmeric powder, 1 tsp of Aaharam Chilly Powder, 1/2 tsp of Jeera Powder, 1/2 tsp of Coriander powder and 1/2 tsp of Garam Masala Powder. required salt and mix well.. Once its meshy, remove and add the tadka to the Cooked Khadhoo and Dhal and mix well. The dhal should be neither be watery nor too thick... (Let it be in Idly batter consistency). Squeeze 1/2 lemon into it, add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
Your yummy special Khadhoo Dhal Tadka is ready to serve. Goes well with Roti / chapathi / phulka / Plain rice, etc.
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