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Dhappalam/Mixed veg soup


Dhappalam, normally prepared in South Indian bhrahmin marriages. It is a very special recipe prepared especially in marriages.  The main ingredients are vegetables of different types and little dal. It is of course taken with rice Almost all my recipes go well with rice only. As rice is the staple food for people of Southern part of  India.

I also prepared this for the first time on Diwali day. It came very well and all my family members liked it very much. So I am presenting it for my viewers. 

Ingredients:

Yellow Cucumber/Dosakaya-1big
Drum stick-1large
Pumpkin-2" long
Brinjal/Egg Plant-3 small
Cluster Beans-50grms or 10number
Ladies Finger/Bendakaya-50grms or 5 or 6number
Tomatoes-2 
Red gram or lentils-1cup
Thick Tamarind pulp-1cup
Salt- to taste
Turmeric Powder-1tsp
Asafoetida-1tsp
Jaggery -2tsp
Red chilli powder-1tbsp
Oil-2tbsp
Mustard Seeds-1tbsp
Cumin Seeds-1tbsp
Red chillies-2
Curry Leaves-5 or 6
Coriander-5 or 6

Preparation:

Peel the skin of yellow cucumber and pumpkin. 
Cut pumpkin, yellow cucumber and brinjal into cubes. 
Cut drum sticks, cluster beans and ladies fingers into 2" long pieces.
Cut tomatoes into two-halves.
Pressure cook lentils or red gram. Mash it with a ladle. 

Procedure:

Take thick bottomed vessel. Pour tamarind pulp, add vegetables to it. Add salt and turmeric powder. Bring it to boil. 
When all the vegetables cooked add lentils, red chilli powder and jaggery. Allow it to boil for 5 more minutes. When it is boiling put asafoetida, curry leaves and coriander. Heat oil in a  kadai add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies. Add this tadka to the soupor stew. Have it with hot steamed rice.


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