I made this curry in the traditional style following below video.
And then I made the steamed version of it. Steamed food is much healthier and is Satvik in nature. Traditional recipe too was delicious but heating oil and cooking food on stove top gives it a rajasik feeling for us. So whenever I want to learn a recipe I try the traditional way and then turn it into steamed version:-)
- 20 drumsticks, fiber removed, chopped into long pieces
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 onion
- ginger garlic paste (3 garlic cloves, 1″ ginger)
- split masoor lentils ( we do not get split variety here, we get only whole variety, to make with whole variety soak the lentils overnight. This time I had some split masoor lentils brought from the USA)
- salt, turmeric, coriander powder(1/4 tsp), cumin powder(1/8 tsp), black pepper powder(1/8 tsp)
- 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
- 1/8 tsp cumin seeds
- 5 curry leaves
- 2 Tbsp of coconut oil
Mix all ingredients form 1-7, transfer to the steamer bowl and pour water to cover all ingredients.
Cook for 1.5 hours
Give tempering: heat oil in a big pan, add mustard seeds, once they start spluttering, add cumin seeds, curry leaves. With off the stove and pour the curry from the steamer boil into the pan. Serve with rice!