Dappalam is a spicy gravy prepared in Andhra Pradesh. It is a very healthy recipe as it is made using lot of vegetables.
PREP TIME: 10 Mins
COOKING TIME: 15 Mins
Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups (eggplant, plantain, yellow pumpkin, mango, okra & yam)
Tamarind Extract – 1 cup
Green Chilli – 2
Mustard – ½ teaspoon
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Sambar powder – 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – 1/8 teaspoon
Jaggery – 2 teaspoons
Rice flour – 2 teaspoons
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds – ½ teaspoon
Asafoetida – ¼ teaspoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Oil – teaspoon
STEP 1: Chop all the vegetables into bite size pieces. Slit the green chillies.
STEP 2: Soak the tamarind in a cup of water to get the tamarind extract.
STEP 3: Heat oil in a pan temper with mustard, let it splutter, add curry leaves and slit green chillies.
STEP 4: Add chopped vegetables and 1 cup of water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.
STEP 5: Now add the chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and turmeric powder. Mix well and add tamarind water. You can add one more cup of water to bring to gravy consistency as we are going to add rice flour powder to thicken the gravy.
STEP 6: In a bowl combine 2 teaspoons of rice flour and water and keep it aside.
STEP 7: Add the powdered jaggery to the gravy and cook for 5 minutes.
STEP 8: Now add the rice flour mixture. This will make the gravy thick.
STEP 9: Heat oil in a small pan and temper with the ingredients under the title “to temper” and pour over the gravy and turn off the heat.
TIP: Serve with cooked white rice and clarified butter/ghee and appalam.