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Monday, March 22, 2010

Mulakushyam



Mulakushyam is a simple curry made with parippu and winter melon or pumpkin.
A time saver recepie with a distinct taste.

INGREDIENTS:
  • Toor dal-3 tbsp
  • Winter melon- ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Chilly powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coconut Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION METHOD:
  • Cook Toor Daal in water in a pressure cooker for 3 -4 whistle.
  • Mash Toor Daal well with a spoon.
  • Add Winter melon into it.
  • Cook winter melon  with turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and water along with the mashed Toor Daal.
  • When it cooks well, add coconut oil and curry leaves.
Recommended Combination: Serve hot with Rice

5 comments:

  1. I was under the impression that this was a typical Palakkad recipe...glad to see that it here...We add pepper powder instead of chilly powder and use split yellow dal

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  2. I too am from Palakkad and we use winter melon/pumpkin/cabbage. we also add a ground paste of coconut and jeera.

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  3. hi...lovely to c this reccipe here....its excatly how my granny & mom make it...being in London now....wanted to make it for my son..

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  4. My mother uses plantain (vazhakkaai) and yam (chenai) for this preparation and pepper powder instead of chilli powder.

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  5. Mulakushyam has become my favorite dish through its vivid description in Nandanar's stories although I have never tasted it. This is an uncommon dish here in Calicut.

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