Cooking time (approx.): 12 minutes
Style: Indian Vegetarian (Maharashtrian)
1 cup whole green gram soaked overnight
2 medium onions chopped
4 green chillies finely chopped
1 teaspoon each of turmeric and asafoetida powders
1 teaspoon hot spice mix (garam masala)
2 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
salt to taste
finely chopped fresh coriander leaves to garnish
Drain the soaked green gram, wash well and cook with a few tablespoons of water, salt and turmeric powder in a heavy-bottomed pan with a tight-fitting lid on very low level for about 10 minute(s) or till the gram is cooked but firm. Remove from pan and keep aside.
In the same pan, heat the oil and fry the asafoetida and chopped green chillies for a few seconds. Add the chopped onions and sauté till they are lightly browned. Add the hot spice mix (garam masala), cooked gram and salt to taste. Mix well and sauté for a few seconds. Mix in a portion of the chopped coriander leaves and cook covered on low level for about 2 minutes. Put off the heat and mix in the lemon juice.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
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