Moolangi Tovve Recipe - Radish Curry
Moolangi Tovve Recipe is a mild radish curry made with a combination of mooli and yellow moong dal. Serve with hot steamed rice and a dollop of ghee for a comforting lunch.
Moolangi Tovve is a simple dal which is made with the combination of lentils and vegetables. Tovve is a Kannada term which means a simple, basic and humble dal, something that is not heavy and is light on the tummy.
Tovve is perfect for winter or rainy days and is best served with steamed rice, ghee and lemon juice squeezed on it. Tovve can be prepared with other vegetables of your choice or a combination of vegetables as well.
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- 3 Mooli/ Mullangi (Radish) , peeled and sliced (5mm thick)
- 1/2 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Ginger , grated
- 2 tablespoon Fresh coconut , freshly grated For tempering
- 1 tablespoon Ghee
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 2 Dry red chillies
- 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) For garnishing
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Few sprigs, finely chopped
- 2 Lemon wedges
How to make Moolangi Tovve Recipe - Radish Curry
To begin making Moolangi Tovve Recipe - Radish Curry, wash the moong dal couple of times with water and add it to the pressure cooker along with radish, turmeric powder, green chillies and 1.5 cups of water.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles. After three whistles turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally. Once done, open the lid and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add asafoetida, mustard and wait for the mustard to pop and then add red chillies and ginger and ler the red chillies crisp up.
Now add the cooked dal mixture in the pan with salt to taste and 1.5 cups of water. Brisk boil till the dal gets slightly thick.
Once it is done, add the chopped coriander and grated coconut in the Moolangi Tovve and give it a stir. Tun off the heat and transfer the Moolangi Tovve to a serving bowl and serve.
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