Mulakushyam

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves:2
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For parippu (dal):
  • 1 cup - Leftover boiled tur dal
  • 1-3 cup - tur dal - Arhar dal
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - oil
  • For Coconut paste (grind):
  • 5 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 2 tbsp - water
  • Other curry ingredients:
  • 1 - medium piece cucumber, peeled and de-seeded, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 - Onion (small size), cubed
  • 1 - green chilli, slit lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • For seasoning:
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 6 - Curry leaves
  • 1 - red chilli, halved

How to Make Mulakushyam

  • Wash and clean dal.
  • Soak in a pressure cooker for half an hour with turmeric powder, oil and 1 cup water and cook for 15 minutes or till done.
  • Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  • Reserve dal stock (cooked dal water).
  • For coconut paste:
  • Make a smooth paste of ingredients with 2 tbsp water. Keep aside.
  • Other curry ingredients:
  • In a bowl, mix boiled dal (along with stock - cooked dal water) and curry ingredients (cucumber, onion, spice powders, green chilli and salt).
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Do not add extra water.
  • Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 10 - 12 minutes until cucumber is 3/4th cooked - almost done.
  • At this stage, add coconut paste and cook on a low heat for 5 - 7 minutes until well combined with dal and other ingredients.
  • Switch off the heat.
  • For seasoning:
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds.
  • When they crackle, add curry leaves and halved red chilli and fry till crisp.
  • Pour the seasoning over curry.
  • Serve with rice and other accompaniments.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World