Kandhi Pachadi or Toor dal Pachadi

Monday, March 8, 2010

Toor dal is a very good source and protien and a mandatory part of
vegetarian Andhra meal. We make plain papu or tomato dal or spinach dal
or kandi podi or sorakai papu. This is Andhra popular item.

Toor dal or Kandi papu 1 cup
Dry red chillies 7
Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Oil 2 teaspoon
Tamarind 2 inch sized
Tamarind paste 2 teaspoon
Garlic optional 4 to 5 cloves
Asafoetida or hing or inguva 2 pinches
Salt as needed

1. Heat a kadia or non stick pan and add oil fry toor dal until it is nearly bright red and nice flavour come out .Off the stove. Set this aside.
2.In the same pan add red chillies,hing and jeera/cumin and fry.
3.In a mixie or blender grind the toor dal,red chillies ,hing,jeera,salt and tamarind by adding little water. Blend till it becomes a coarse paste.
4.Serve with ghee and hot rice. Some people eat kanchi pachidi rice with green chilli and onion.
If you like you can garnish it with tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves.


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