Matidailor Logot Amita (Black Gram with Raw Papaya)

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Matidailor Logot Amita (Black Gram with Raw Papaya)

Ingredients

  • Black gram: 250 gms
  • Raw papaya: 250 gms
  • Tomato: 2 medium sized
  • Grated onion: 4
  • Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste: 1 ½ tsps
  • Mustard oil: 3 tbsps
  • Water: 1 litre
  • Turmeric powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: to taste

Directions

    • Wash and soak the dail for 4-5 hours.
    • Peel, wash and cut the papaya to one inch pieces.
    • Wash the tomatoes. Slice the tomatoes removing seeds.
    • Pressure cook the dail in one litre water with the papaya pieces.
    • When the pressure comes to full pressure reduce heat and keep upon fire for 10 minutes.
    • Heat oil in a karahi. Add the grated onion and fry for about a minute.
    • Fry till oil floats to the top. Sprinkle water twice while frying
    • Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt. Stir.
    • Add the sliced tomatoes and fry upon medium heat till the tomatoes are soft.
    • Pour the contents of the cooker into the karahi. Stir.
    • Add the ginger paste. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes or till done.

    Notes: It is a favourite dish of my family. We relish it with rice or chapattis.

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