Happy to know that AFAM is going on in full swing.I would like announce yet another host for AFAM.Archana of Archana's Kitchen will be hosting AFAM - Jul'08.I would like to welcome all who are intersted in hosting this event.
Archana of Archana's Kitchen - JUL'08
Manju Mahadevan of Mirch Masala - AUG'08
Siri of Siri's corner - DEC'08
Kadala Paruppu-Peerkangai kootu/Channa dal-Ridge gourd curry
Kadala Paruppu/Channa dal - 1/2cup
Ridge gourd/Peerkangai - 1 medium sized (cut into snall pieces)
Kootu Podi - 2tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4tsp
Red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - a few
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Asafoetida/Perungayam - 2 pinch
Oil - 2tsp
Salt - as needed
Boil channa dal with just enough water,salt and turmeic powder for upto 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.Now add the cut ridge gourd into this channa and cook upto another whistle in the cooker.In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.Now add red chillies, curry leaves.Once they are fired add the cooked dal and ridge gourd mixture.Finally add kootu podi and salt(if needed).Serve hot with rice.