Monday, May 06, 2013

Sothi - a side kick for Idiyyappam

Sothi - a side kick for Idiyyappam, my mom makes it usually when we have Idiyappams at home.Super easy to make and delicious when you soak Idiyappams on this mild liquid-y sauce.This time it was made by my mother in law in ma kitchen.She claimed to have made this only very few times so far, but she nailed it.

What you need

Moong dal/Pasi paruppu  - 1/2 cup
Onion  - 1 big ( Sliced lengthwise)
Green Chillies - 4-5
Salt - To taste
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Drumsticks - 6 (1 inch pieces) (OPTIONAL)
Potato - 1 cup ( cubed)
Lime juice -  few drops
Coconut milk - 8 oz can

For tempering

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a few

How you will make it

Pressure cook  moong dal, cubed potatoes,onion, green chillies with just enough salt, turmeric and water.After pressure cooking moong dal should be completely mashable but potato pieces should be intact.About 3 whistles on medium heat.

Note : If you are little unsure about cooking all together in the pressure cooker, then cook moong dal separately with little turmeric, salt.Then add in the rest of the ingredients and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Open the lid and Keep the cooker in medium low flame.Now add in the diluted 8 oz can of coconut milk.You cannot heat too much after adding the coconut milk.Keep an eye on it.The consistency of this dish is more liquid-y than usual curry.Once you get the desired consistency, switch off the heat.Add few drops of lemon juice at this point. Add in the tempered ingredients and serve. 

The dish is ready to be served with steamed Idiyappams.

We tried with rice as well and it was a good combo.