Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Radhika of Tickling Palates is hosting a fun event named BLOG HOP WEDNESDAYS.This week i am paired with Kaveri  of Palakkad Chamayal.I tried out this spicy and delicious Chettinad Urulai  roast from her blog,. You can find the original  recipe here.

  1. Potato(diced and cooked)- 250gms
  2. Mustard seeds
  3. Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  4. Garlic .crushed- 1/2 tsp
  5. Onion chopped finely-1 small
  6. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  8. Oil
To roast and grind
  1. Split urud dal/uzhunnu parippu- 2 tsp
  2. Dry red chillies-3 nos
  3. Whole black pepper corns-5 to 6 nos

  • Heat a pan and dry roast the urud dal,once its colour starts to change ,add dry red chillies and pepper corns.  Roast until urud dal turns golden brown.
  • Allow this to cool and grind to form a coarse powder.
  • Heat oil in the same pan ,add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Now add asafoetida and curryleaves.
  • Now add garlic , onion and turmeric powder.Saute till onion turns golden brown .
  • Add the boiled potato and stir carefuly.Add salt to taste and saute for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the spice powder and mix well.
Serve with rice.

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