Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Koddel/ Huli

One of the commonly prepared dish is Koddel/Huli/Sambar. There are a variety of Sambar which may be prepared by just varying the spices which are roasted and powdered. This gives the unique taste and aroma to it. It is a best accompaniment to Rice, Idly and Dosas.

Here, this recipe is of a typical Udupi Koddel.

Ingredients :
Chopped Vegetable- 1 cup (Any vegetable)
Cooked Toor dal- 3/4 cup
Turmeric- 1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves- Few
Tamarind- Medium sized lemon
Salt to taste
Jaggery- 1/2 Tsp
Oil- 2 Tsp

To grind:
Methi seeds/Fenugreek seeds- 1/2 Tsp
Dhania seeds/ Coriander seeds- 2 Tsp
Red Chillies- 3
Curry leaves- Few
Grated Coconut- 1 Tbsp

Cook the vegetable with water, turmeric and few Curry leaves. In a pan, heat oil. To this add Methi seeds. Wwhen they turn brown, add coriander seeds, Red chillies and Curry leaves. Now add grated Coconut and fry for a minute. Grind this to a fine paste. Aadd this to the cooked vegetable. Add the extract of tamarind with half cup water, Jaggery and Salt to taste. Add the cooked Toor dal and let this boil for few minutes. Serve hot.

Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
2 People

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