Chayote with Moong Dal | Chow Chow Pesara pappu | Bengaluru Vankaya Pappu

>>  Thursday, December 22, 2011

Days have a tendency to simply disappear and this week was no doubt was the fastest! With December soon coming to closer, we have hectic work at office with deadlines looming over us. Funny part is for some departments it's a lean time and we decided to have fun events at office. Part of the fun event was me cooking for a day.  Seeing the Snack mela going on, my colleagues decided we would have a snack mela at offie. Will write about it in leisure, though result being I have been busy with that and couldn't do much in terms for this BM.

Today is the last day in the BM's first week and I enjoyed doing it with the lunch box dishes which really helps me plan for a variety in my box.

Chayote with Moong Dal  

Ingredients Needed:

Chow Chow / Bengalore Vankaya - 1 medium
Moong Dal - 3/4 cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Onions - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder a pinch
Green Chilies - 2 long
Oil - 1 tsp

How to make Bengaluru Vankaya Pappu

Wash and peel the outer skin on chow chow. Chop into 1 inch cubes. Microwave in just enough water for 10 mins.

Wash and microwave the moong dal for 10 mins. Both chow chow and moong dal can be microwave together.

Heat a pan with oil, season with cumin seeds, mustard and curry leaves. Saute with onions and chopped green chilies. When the onions turn colour, add the chow chow and moong dal. To get little thickness to the dal, add 1/2 water and salt. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins.

Serve with rotis
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veena krishnakumar December 23, 2011 at 6:53 AM  

Your lunch box ideas have given me ideas for my daughter's lunch box too. Thanks. This pappu looks so good. Loved the colour. I always make only the dry curry or regular Kootu. Will try this one..combo with onion looks very nice

The Pumpkin Farm December 23, 2011 at 8:31 AM  

very interesting, like the coating of moong dal on the veggie, makes it more satvik instead of tomato and onion gravy.

Jayashree December 23, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

A simple and comforting recipe, Valli...

Suma Gandlur December 23, 2011 at 9:52 AM  

Yummy and comforting dal.

rajani December 23, 2011 at 10:36 AM  

You have a good collection of doable everyday recipes, this one is one among that :). Nice curry, will try it sometime.

Priya December 23, 2011 at 3:31 PM  

Delicious dish, serve me with rice and papads,i'll have this pappu even everyday..

Gayathri Kumar December 23, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

Delicious pappu...

Kalyani December 26, 2011 at 11:14 AM  

yummy ! love anything with Chow Chow..

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