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Vankaya Munakkaya Senaga Pappu Kura with Ragi Mudda

>>  Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wish all my readers a Happy Ugadi.

We had the regular Ugadi Special Brunch after the pooja was over. Today's special dish is yet another Andhra special, featuring Chana Dal pappu with Vegetables. This makes a great pair with Ragi Mudda. We had a crunchy bite with the Ragi namak para on the side.

Taking the day off, I was very busy with the pooja preparation and it felt like a Saturday! I am sulking thinking I have office tomorrow. Anyway that's what happens when you have a day off in middle of  a week.

I was surprised reading some of my BM friends not knowing about Ragi Mudda. This is pretty famous in Andhra, where the Ragi flour is cooked with Rice and made into balls. One ball makes you so full that you won't feel hungry for a long time. This used to be the staple food for farmers, they usual have it for breakfast or lunch and they are not hungry until they get back home. 

In Karnataka, the balls are normally made with just the flour and is called Ragi Mudde. In Tamil Nadu, it's normally made as a kangi and mixed with curds.

Ragi Mudda is normally paired with Non veg gravy, for Vegetarians, Dals like this is normally made, or Gutti Vankaya Kura.

Amma also makes Pappu for this, while Athamma had the habit of making this for breakfast. Well this is not a post on Ragi Mudda, but wanted to share the traditional dishes that are paired.

Ragi Mudda (served with Non Veg). Easy way to make Ragi Mudda in Pressure Cooker



Ingredients Needed:

Onions - 1 big
Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Clove, Cinnamon and Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Brinjal - 2 small
Potato - 1 small
Drumstick - 1/2 small
Coriander leaves
Channa dal - fistful, soaked and ground coarsely.
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

How to make the kura

Wash and soak the chana dal in water for 15 - 20 mins. Then grind to a coarse paste.

Heat a pan with oil saute the onions till brown. Then add ginger garlic paste, once it gets cooked well, add tomatoes and all the spice powders. 

Cook in sim till the tomatoes are done. Add cubed vegetables and mix well. Add water and the ground chana paste, combine and bring to boil. Pressure cook for a whistle.

Finally garnish with coriander leaves



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14 comments :

Priya Suresh April 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM  

Wat a super traditional dish, have nt prepared ragi mudde since a long,beautiful spread makes me drool here.

The Pumpkin Farm April 12, 2013 at 8:15 AM  

we make this minus the drumsticks, everything else same, i think border areas share the cuisine. i love this combination of vegetables

vaishali sabnani April 12, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

yes, even I had no clue about this till recently..wonder if family will like it...will have to give a shot , though I like the recipe for the mix veggies,,

Vanamala Hebbar April 12, 2013 at 7:55 PM  

Nice dishes and colorful plate..

Archana Potdar April 13, 2013 at 3:34 PM  

Lovely and flavurful dish. I love the addition of channadal.

Suma Gandlur April 14, 2013 at 3:47 AM  

I think people don't use ragi in Andhra region that much but is used in the Rayalaseema region.
(I am talking about the coastal areas not the state itself when I say Andhra.)
Even I have heard that my MIL used o prepare sankati with eggplant sambhar.

Saraswathi Tharagaram April 16, 2013 at 2:57 AM  

What traditional dish. Looks very appealing.

Manju April 16, 2013 at 4:23 PM  

Wow good one for ragi mudde havent tried thid before.

Rajani S April 17, 2013 at 4:53 PM  

Its new for me and thanks to BM, I am learning a lot of new recipes, practices and traditions

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi April 18, 2013 at 6:03 PM  

I probably had ragi mudda once or twice in my lifetime :) Also drumstick for me is only in sambar. But this sounds very interesting.

Pavani N April 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM  

Never heard of Ragi mudde until I started following food blogs. But now I make it often when I'm cooking for myself and I use your pressure cooker recipe that works out perfect every time.
Munagakaya kura sounds super tasty.

Padmajha PJ April 22, 2013 at 4:19 PM  

I have heard of ragi mudda using only Ragi.This one sounds interesting Srivalli.
Btw, we do prepare drumstick gujju [which you suggested in my post] and it is lil angels favorite so mom makes it every time we visit her :)

Nivedhanams Sowmya April 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM  

that is so healthy!!! cannot get more nutrituous!!! so energetic too!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!
Sowmya
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veena krishnakumar April 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM  

I make ragi mudde bu this side dish is new to me...looks yummy..

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