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Pesarattu Koora(moongdal curry)

I have learned this curry from my mom-in-law.  Preparation of this curry takes a lot of time. One should have patience to prepare this cury.The main ingredient in this curry is dosa with moong dal. The quantities specified in this recipe are for 5 people.


Moong Dal-2cups
Onions-2 Large
Ginger Garlic paste-2tbsp
Salt-to taste
Turmenric Powder-1tsp
Red chilli powder-1tbsp
Garam Masala powder-1tbsp
Tamarind Pulp-2tbsp

Ingredients for Masala:

Poppy seeds-2tbsp
Coconut-3inchs(cut into pieces)
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Cloves-5 or 6
Dalchini/Cinnamon sticks-2 or 3pieces
Elaichi-2 or 3
Procedure for Masala:
Make a fine paste of all the above ingredients. 
Add a little water if necessary.


Soak moong dal for 2 to 3 hours. Grind it to a fine paste. Add salt to it. Make thick dosas with the batter. 
Cut them into blocks.

Chop onions.

Prepare Masala.
Grind ginger and garlic.

Soak tamarind in water and make thick pulp.

Method for koora:

First we have to make dosas as shown above and keep aside.

Heat oil in kadai, fry grounded masala and ginger garlic paste till it turns brown color. Add onions and again fry for 2 minutes. 

Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, and garam masala powder. 
Add tamarind pulp. Add previously cut dosa pieces. 

Allow it boil for 5 minutes. Hot and spicy pesarattu koora is ready. Serve with hot rice or chapathi. 

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