Aug 6, 2011

Chena Thandu Thovaran

Chena Thandu Thovaran
We make this curry in our house in Kerala. We grow chena ( Elephant Yam) in our backyard and use the stem to make this thovaran
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Ingredients
  • Chenathandu......................1
  • Whole Moong dhal............1/2 cup
  • Grated Coconut.................1/2 cup
  • Green Chilies......................3
  • Mustard Seeds...................1tsp
  • Urad Dhal...........................2 tsp
  • Coconut Oil........................2tsp
  • Turmeric Powder................1/4tsp
  • Curry Leaves......................few
  • Cumin Seed.......................1tsp
  • Salt to Taste
Method
  • Soak the moong dhal ( the payaru)for about five hours and cook it. ..
  • Remove the skin of the chena thandu and cut into small pieces.grind coconut, cumin seeds and green chili coarsely.
  • Heat pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and one red chili..
  • When the mustard splutters add the chena pieces, turmeric, salt and payaru.
  • Cook in medium flame.If needed add little water.
  • When the chena and payaru become tender add the ground coconut
  • Serve with sambar rice.

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