Vellarikka unakkachemmeen curry

Vellarikka 1 small, cubed
Toor dal ½ cup
Turmeric ½ tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Garlic 3 cloves
Curry leaves, a few

Cook all the above in a pressure cooker till the dal is well cook. The Vellarikka shouldn’t get over cooked.

Coconut grated, ½ cup
Jeera, ½ tsp
Turmeric ½ tsp
A small piece of onion
Water ¼ cup

Grind all these into a smooth paste and add it to the cooked dal mixture. Add some salt. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.

For the garnish:

Coconut oil 1 tbsp
Mustard ½ tsp
Dry red chilli, 2
Curry leaves, a few

Heat oil, add the ingredients for garnish in the given order. Add to the curry, close the lid and serve after 10 minutes.

The curry goes well with rice, curd and your choice of side dish.