Drumsticks Patoli

15 Oct

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Molakkada / Munakkada Patoli

Ingredients:

Drumsticks 5 – 7 sticks(5 inch long)
Chana Dal 1/2 cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Garlic 10 – 15 pods
Whole Dried Red Chiles 5 – 8
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Broken Red Chiles 4
Curry Leaves 8
Oil 2 tbsps

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, deseed and tear dried red chiles.
Peel and roughly chop garlic pods.
Soak drumsticks in water and boil them until insides is cooked and soft.

Soak chana dal and moong dal together in water for around 3 hours.
Grind the soaked dals along with red chiles, garlic and salt into coarse paste by adding least amount of water.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add coarsely ground dal.
Stir fry for 5 minutes and add cooked drumsticks.
Fry the whole mixture until almost all moisture is gone and dals are completely cooked.
Serve hot with steamed rice and ghee.

Notes: Make sure not to add much water while grinding both the dals.

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