Sunday, July 17, 2011
Mudhi Ghanta with Dried Shrimps
Cooking Time Required : 25-30 mins
Cost of preparation: 40-45 rupees
Ingredients: Channa dal ( 1 cup ), tomato ( 2 nos, medium ), potato ( 1 no, medium ), brinjal ( cut into small pieces, 1 cup ), pumpkin ( cut into small pieces, 1 cup ), grated ginger ( 1 tsp ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tbs ), onion ( 1 medium ), cinnamon stick ( 1 inch long ), cardamon ( 2 nos ), bay leaf ( 2 nos), cumin seeds ( 1/2 tsp), coriander seeds ( 1 1/2 tsp), red chilli ( 5 nos), turmeric (1/4 tsp), sukhua/dried shrimps ( 1 cup ), mustard oil ( 6-7 tsp ), cumin seeds for tempering ( 1/3 tsp ), mustard seeds for tempering ( 1/4 tsp), salt.
Preparation: Wash and soak the channa dal for 2-3 hours.
Dry roast the cinnamon, cardamon, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, 1 bay leaf and red
chilli ( 2 nos ).
Grind the onion along with the roasted spices into a thick & smooth paste.
Chop the tomato & potato into small pieces.
Soak the shrimp for 10 mins. Wash throughly and drain all water.
Cooking: Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan. Add the washed shrimp and fry till it turns reddish.
Add the pumpkin and brinjal pieces and fry till they turn soft. Remove from pan and
Cook the soaked channa dal with a little water, salt and turmeric in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle. Keep aside.
Heat 5 tsp oil in a wok. Add the potato pieces, fry for 3-4 mins and remove from wok.
Add the red chillis, bay leaf, mustard and cumin seeds. Allow to splutter and then add a little turmeric ( for color ).
Add grated ginger and follow with the masala paste after 30 secs. Add ginger garlic
paste along with a little salt after 3 mins. Cook the masala for 5 mins.
Add the chopped tomato and cook for 5 mins for it to soften. Add the crushed fish,
fried potatoes and boiled channa dal. Mix well and cook for 3 mins.
Add 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil. Add more salt if required. Simmer for 5-6 mins.
Serve hot with rice/rotis.
Note: This recipe is usually prepared with Rohu/Mirkali/Bhakura head and tail. Tried
out a variation with dried shrimps and loved it.