Cherupayar Ularthiyathu

Cherupayar Olarthiyathu (Moong dal fry) - Very tasty side dish for Kanji. Ingredients Cherupayar/Moong dal whole -1 cup Dried red chillies - 5 Shallots -8 Garlic pod -1 Curry leaves - a few Salt -to taste Water- to cook dal Oil - as needed Method Pressure cook dal adding necessary water and salt, till dal becomes soft. Drain excess water and keep aside. Now mash shallots, red chillies and garlic together using mortar pestle or mix it well in a blender for 1 second. It should not be made into a paste. Heat oil in a pan and add curry leaves, mashed shallots and turmeric powder. Saute for 3-4 minutes, stirring in between. Add cooked dal and mix well. Simmer and cook for 2 more minutes.