Khanavali Part 5: Madike Kal Palya

Now for the last part of Khanavali series. The madike Kal Palya. Unlike the Huli/dal/Sambar meals, this meal till now has no protein component apart from the yogurt. So generally north Kannadigas do have a lentil in their meal, mostly raw salads or sparsely cooked palya. This is a sprouted Moth dal Palya.

You will need,
Sprouted Moth/ Madike Kal 1/5 cups
Khara Masale 1 tbsp
Onion medium 1 chopped
Coconut powder (coconut paste) 3 tbsp
Green chillies 2-3
Garlic 2 cloves
Curry leaves 5-6
Oil 2 tsp
Hing a dash
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Fresh Coriander a handful
Salt to taste
Lime juice to taste

  • Heat oil. Throw in the mustard seeds, Jeera, Hing and curry leaves.
  • Once the spluttering stops, toss in the chopped onions, grated garlic and chillies.
  • Cook till the onions are soft.
  • Now throw in the moth dal. Add the khara masale, coconut and about half a cup of water.
  • Cover and cook till the moth dal is tender but still firm. (al dente!)
  • Adjust salt and sqeeze some lime juice, finish with fresh coriander.
  • Serve with hot Jowar rottis!


Savi-Ruchi said...

nangondu plate khanavali oota parcel madi.., bari neevobbare thindre hotte novu barutte ;)

Unknown said...

wow.. looks awesome & mouthwatering.. nice entry..

Chitra said...

wwonderful recipe...nice entry...first time here...nice space u visit my blog at ur free time:)

Kannada Cuisine said...

@ Sushma!!
Howdalva Sushma! Igo bantu nim parcel!

@ Srikars kitchen

Thanks a lot for visiting and will visit your place soon

Ashwini said...

This is my fav of all..yumm

Sia said...

OMG Smitha... not fair! to tempt us like this early in the morn.

Deepthi Shankar said...

yum yum .. its really tempting smitha .. loved the whole series

Kannada Cuisine said...

@ Ashwini!!
Me partial to ennegai!! this comes distant 3rd on my list after junka!!

All credits to you for the spice blend, that is where it all started

Thank you...Try Kamat Yatrinivas the next time u go to Bangalore...they serve jolada rotti oota and it is good!!

A_and_N said...

sprouted mung daal is a great way to supply proteins. Lovely recipe :)

Recipeswap said...

Good to see this recipe.I'm really have to tell you-I'm loving all the authentic kannadiga recipes from you.

Kannada Cuisine said...

@ A_and_N
Yes it is packed with good-for-you stuff!!!

@ N33ma,
Thanks a lot N33ma, that is actually my effort, to document Kannadiga recipes and food that we people from Karnataka eat every day and relish!! Hope to keep it going...

Paru ... said...

Amazing payla Smitha..Looks so very yummy..

AnuSriram said...

This is new to me.. Looks delicious!

Archy said...

Hey, palya looks so gud with rotti an all !! I make it but slight change !!

Kannada Cuisine said...

@ thanks a lot Paru!

Thanks. I bet it is new to a lot of people who are not familiar with regional Kannadiga cuisines!

Thanks a lot.. I will look forward for your version. I simply cannot get enough of such recipes any way!!!

Shivali said...

Yum and mouthwatering.

Rekha said...

First time in your blog...the recipe looks yumm, will drop by often.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks a lot Rekha.. looking forward to see you more often!

Anonymous said...

really awesome yar, but some intregents i could not understood if its possible translate in kannada also it will be better thanks for the info

Kannada Cuisine said...

Thanks for the comment Ashwini... From now on I will make efforts to note the Kannada version of the ingredient as well :)