Rail Palaharam

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 2 cups - rice flour
  • 1/2 - fresh coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 cup - moong dal (soaked for 2 hours)
  • 1 inch - ginger
  • 3-4 - green chillies (can add more if required)
  • 1 bunch - coriander
  • A few sprigs - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp -jeera
  • 1- lime ( to make juice)
  • salt
  • Seasoning:
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - jeera
  • 1 tsp - urad dal
  • 1 tsp - turmeric
  • curry leaves

How to Make Rail Palaharam

  • For the masala: Grind together soaked moong dal, coconut, ginger, green chillies, jeera, coriander, curry leaves, lime juice and salt to a thick paste.
  • Avoid using water. Keep this aside.
  • Meanwhile boil 2 cups of water with 1/2 tsp of salt.
  • Add the rice flour and immediately remove from the fire.
  • Mix with a spoon, cover and keep this aside to cool off.
  • Once this is cool enough, knead it into a dough, make 1/2 cms thick long cylinders and steam cook these.
  • Once the cylinders are cooked and have become cool, cut them into small 1/4 inch pieces and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan and season with above mentioned ingredients.
  • Once the urad dal is slightly golden brown, add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes, mixing it in between to avoid sticking to the pan.
  • Add the cylinders to this and mix well. Cook on a low flame for 15 - 20 minutes, mixing every 3 minutes.
  • Once the paste reaches a dry consistency remove from flame and serve hot or warm.