Thursday, 21 June 2012

Maavinkaayi Touvve...a Lentil Preparation From Karnataka


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Hi all!!
This is a very tasty and traditional preparation from Karnataka, which is very commonly seen in summers on any festive occasion, when the complete spread of food is served on a banana leaf. During my recent visit to S’s hometown, where I attended my nephew’s thread ceremony, in one of the elaborate meals, this version of touvve was also served.
Touvve is nothing but a thick daal which is tempered with mustard seeds and Bengal gram. The addition of the word Maavinkaayi to the Touvve simply indicates the addition of raw mango to the cooked lentils. The raw mango adds a nice tang to the preparation.
S, loves the touvve and so do I. A regular daal when is served thick tastes much better and the best example to that is the touvve.
The city where I live in, getting raw mango with a good sourness is a tedious task. What’s usually seen is the ‘Totapari’ Mango. On one such rare occasion, I got hold of really sour raw mango and I decided to make Panha, green chutney and the touvve. My kids love the sour taste and they had a great feast eating these simple delicacies using the raw mango…
While making the touvve the lentils after cooking are not completely mashed and the grainy texture is retained, however, I had completely mashed my lentils, but I can assure you, there was no compromise on the taste!!! S, loved the preparation to the core and finished a bowl of it without any rice or chapati.

Maavinkaayi Touvve

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Preparation Time:10mins

Cooking Time:30mins

Serves:4

 

Ingredients

1 cup Grated raw mango (adjust as per the sourness)
6-7green chilies,finely chopped
1/4tsp fenugreek seed/ methi dana
2-1/2cups cooked pigeon peas/ toor daal
1/2tsp turmeric pwd
2-3tbsp bengal gram/chana dal
2tsp chopped coriander stem
a pinch of heeng /asafoetida (optional)
4-5tbsp oil
1tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste

Method

Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.
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Reduce the flame and add the fenugreek seeds and Bengal gram, else they burn easily. Once the color deepens, add the green chilies and heeng.
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Add the raw mango and saute.
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Add the cooked lentils,turmeric and adjust the consistency with water. This preparation is a semi dry version.
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Add coriander stem  and cook. Season with salt.
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Serve hot with rice or chapati.

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Sending it to my event ‘Only’ Mango, guest hosted by Anu.
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36 comments:

PT said...

nice presentation.. thanks for sharing it.. looks healthy dal..

Priya Sreeram said...

I remember tasting this once - looks yum !

Sanika N said...

Droolworthy Dal n Awsum Clicks:)

Kusum said...

Love the recipe!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said...

that looks really healthy and yummy.

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Spice up the Curry said...

its making me hungry. looks so tasty

Archana said...

My God seems like I have forgotten all these tastes. Why does it sound like I have forgotten my culinary heritage? Thanks dear for reminding me.
This I will have to make next year as all raw mangoes are all over. Maybe I could you set me thinking we get tender hog plums what say? will let you know.
Thanks once again.
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Akila said...

looking delicious...

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Maayeka said...

nice and delicious.will try this version soon..

Ramya said...

Hearty bowl of daal!Unique recipe:-)

Hema said...

Would love to taste this, a new one to me..

Kavitha said...

looking delicious....love your clicks and presentation :)
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runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said...

Love the presentation and have tasted this in Bangalore!

Raksha said...

very nice dal. will try sometime.

Mira said...

Pari, toungue tickling recipe presenting in the most tempting way! My mouth is watering :p

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anusha praveen said...

my my pari.. i m so nostalgic :) Tovve anna s something i still relish when i m at amma's. Love your version

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

looks delicious! i love the mango in it!

faseela said...

superb n yummy preparation....

Priya said...

Super tongue tickling dish, wish i have some raw mangoes at home, to make some for my lunch.

Madhavi said...

Simply awesome recipe...

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Sushma Madhuchandra said...

I'm waiting to get good raw mangoes this season. I will jump with joy the moment I find them!

R.Punitha said...

Hi Pari ,

Looks delicious and YummY...One request Pari, in my blog , you have to click cabbage curry URL. It'll go to Lavanya's recipe 's guest post. There you have to drop your comment for my guest post Pari. Thank you , Keep on...

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Healthy & Delicious!!

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Lemons and Rinds said...

Half a raw mango has been sitting in the fridge for a couple of days and dnt know what to make with it other than chuteny. You solved the puzzle..thanks much!!!! Lovely pictures....

Gayathri NG said...

Nice preparation, looks so yummy curry...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

very yummy curry nice clicks as always!!

Lubna Karim said...

Very new to me....looks tempting and yum....

Shilpakiran said...

i cant comment anything as my mouth is full of water ..ahhhhh..tempting one ..thanks for sharing

Rajani said...

Very inviting, apt for the season.

Shama Nagarajan said...

super delicious

ramya anand said...

Loved reading about this authentic recipe of karnataka..thanx!

Jay said...

wow..loved d awesome recipe...superbbb..:)
Tasty Appetite

hemalata said...

Nice preparation, dal looks so yummy

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Mouthwatering clicks Pari :-)Thanks for posting authentic recipe...

myrtle said...

Great! That looks very tasty.=D

Sunanda said...

Deliocious Yongue tickling recipe Pari.. I ahve some raw mango in fridge.. Will give a try for sure :-)
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