Pottukadalai is mainly used for chutneys in South India. I don't know the exact Hindhi/English name for this..It might be called as bhuna chana dal/ Daliya /Roasted channa dhal. Hence I am attaching the photo!
Friends from other regions of India, Please let me know what is the name you guys call this :)
Cooked Rice - 2 cups
Pottu kadalai - 1/4cup
Red chilly -1
Green chilly -2
Few curry leaves
Mustard seeds -1/2teaspoon
Channa dhal - 1teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Slice the onions, green chillies and break the red chilly.
Make a coarse powder of pottukadalai.
Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds, allow them to pop.
Now add in the channa & urad dhals and fry till they turn golden in colour.
Now add in the curry leaves, red chilly, onion and green chilly with enough salt.
Sauté till the onions become transparent, then add the pottu kadalai powder. Give it a quick mix and add the rice.
Reduce the heat to low and cook for a few minutes, till everything get mixed up nicely.
Quick and tasty lunch box item is ready..Tastes great with any side dish of vegetables or chips.
Sending this recipe to Bachelor's Feast event happening at Jaleelaa akkaa's Samaiyal attakaasam