Plantain Flower 1
Toor Dal 1 1/2 cups
Garlic 5 pods
Green Chiles 4
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 3
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp
Method of preparation:
Peel more than half of the petals from the plantain flower.
Check this to see how to remove hard stem and hard covering of each flower.
Chop the prepared flowers roughly.
Aplly salt and leave for 10 minutes.
Then refresh under cold water and squeeze off the excess water.
Remove stems, wash and slit green chiles.
Peel and remove hard ends of the garlic pods.
Wash toor dal in water thoroughly.
In a small sauce pan, cook toor dal in 2 cups of water until just cooked and soft from inside.
Heat oil in a wok, add garlic and all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, chopped plantain flower and salt.
Add about half a cup of water and cook for about 5 minutes.
Then add cooked toor dal and turmeric powder.
Mix thoroughly and remove from heat once all the moisture is evaporated.
Serve hot with steamed rice.
Notes: Toor dal needs to be cooked right.