Payaru Kanji with Chammanthi


Ingredients:

1/2 cup boiled rice / puzhangal arusi

1/4 cup whole moong  

1 tsp methi seeds 

1 garlic pods

1/2 cup shredded Coconut 

1/2 tsp sukku powder / dry ginger powder 

Few curry leaves 

Salt to taste


Method:

1. Wash and soak rice and moong dhal together for an hour with 3 cups  of water.

2. Transfer the soaked rice and dhal with water to pressure cooker. Add meth seeds and garlic. Cook it for 3 whistle. Turn of the heat.

3. Grind 1/2 cup of shredded coconut with 1/2 cup of water and squeeze thick milk from the coconut. (Add extra water to extract 2nd milk and 3rd milk for other dishes.)  

4. When pressure drops, remove the weight and open the lid. Add salt, coconut milk, curry leaves, sukku ginger. Serve hot with thogayal.


For Chammanthi / Thogayal


Ingredients:

4 red chillies  or to taste

1/2 cup shredded Coconut  

1 tsp tamaring paste

Few curry leaves

Salt to taste


Method:

1. Heat a pan, fry red chillies without oil. Cool and grind red chillies with remaining ingredients to fine paste. Adjust salt to taste.


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