Mulakushyam Recipe - A Mixed Vegetable Lentil Curry
A simple lentil curry with vegetables is a traditional dish from Kerala, South India. Serve it with steamed rice for a complete meal.
Mulakushyam is an easy recipe from the Palakkad Cuisine. It is a dish comprising of the combination of lentils, essentially Moong Dal cooked along with vegetables with a drizzle of coconut oil to add a Palakad touch to the recipe.
You can add any vegetable of your choice like pumpkins, gourds etc. Adding a variety of vegetables in a lentil curry ensures that you get more nutrition.
Here are more recipes from the same cuisine
- 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1 Chayote , peeled and diced
- 1 Potato (Aloo) , peeled and diced
- 2 Carrot (Gajjar) , peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar)
- 2 Green Chillies , slit
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- Salt , to taste
- Curry leaves , a sprig
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
How to make Mulakushyam Recipe - A Mixed Vegetable Lentil Curry
To begin making the Mulakushyam Recipe - A Mixed Vegetable Lentil Curry, first prepare the vegetables by peeling and cutting them. Wash the dal and keep aside.
We will now cook everything a single pot, by either using a pressure cooker or using a sauce pan method. If using the sauce pan method, follow the same instructions as below and cook until the dal is soft and cooked through.
Place the washed dal, the chopped vegetable, slit green chillies into the pressure cooker. Add the turmeric,salt and about 2 cups of water. Place the weight on and pressure cook until you hear two whistles. After 2 whistles, turn the heat to low and simmer for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.
Allow the pressure to release naturally. Once the pressure has released, add the curry leaves, the coconut oil, salt and pepper to taste. Stir and give the Mulakushyama brisk boil. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving bowl.
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