Thursday, February 28, 2008

This, that and the other

These days my cooking is governed more by what's there in the fridge than by planning and method......A little bit of this, a little bit of that, throw in some of that green leaf that's hidden at the back of the fridge...that's how most of my recipes(if u can call them that) would read these days. And that's pretty much how this dish was born. The soy beans that I tried to sprout and then hurriedly threw into the refrigerator when I had to make a sudden out-of-town-trip would never have seen the light of day if not for this dish.

Here's what I used:

Soy beans - 1/2 cup, soaked in plenty of water overnight
Whole masoor dal - 3/4 cup, soaked for a few hours
Onion - 1 large, chopped
Green chilli - 2 or 3
Tomato - 2, chopped
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp or to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp

Cook masoor dal and soy beans in a pressure cooker. Make sure you add sufficient water and salt. Once it is cooked through, set it aside without draining off the excess water.
Heat some oil. Add jeera to it and let it roast for a few seconds. Stir in the chopped green chillies, onions and turmeric powder. Saute until onions start turning brown. Add in the tomatoes...cook until mushy. Now add the cooked dal and beans, garam masala and some more salt if you feel it is necessary.
Let it boil for a few minutes. Garnish with fresh chopped corriander leaves.
Serve hot with rotis.


jayasree said...

That made up dal is looking good. This is how u come up with new combos. Your post reminded me to make use of soy beans waiting to get my attention.

Asha said...

I love Soya beans.It's sweet and savory at the same time. Great dish girl!:)

Happy cook said...

Yumm it looks delicious and healthy too

Uma said...

I love the way you have used up all those ingredients into such a yummy recipe. Adding soya beans made it healthy too! Looks wonderful. You are just like me, Jayashree! I also do this, that like you. When I couldn't think of any recipe, I just throw whatever I can find in the refrigerator and make a funny recipe.

Uma said...

Wow, what a combination, Jayashree! looks so yummy! Adding soya beans made it healthy! Love the way you made it. I am just like you...add whatever I can find in the refrigerator when I couldn't think of any other recipe.

Priya said...

nice creation and healthy too

Mythreyee said...

That's a healthy protein rich dish. Wonderful recipe.

Vanamala said...

healthy curry!! looks lovely :)

Dhivya said...

Easy and healthy dish girl

Laavanya said...

I've not cooked with whole masoor or soy... what an interesting combo - protein rich for sure.

Cynthia said...

I like this combo.

Linda said...

I've never tried cooking with soybeans -- this looks wonderful!

Pearlsofeast said...

Nice recipe with Soya bean.Will give it a try.