Chenai Kadi

A pakka palakkad dish that is usually not prepared in many households. It is as well a family favorite! This is a dish I learnt from my mother in law.

Chena / yam– 1 cup , cut into thick slice
Toor dal– ½ cup
Coconut– ½ cup
Ginger– ½ teaspoon
Green chillies– 2
Mustard seeds– ½ teaspoon
Urad dal– ½ teaspoon
Turmeric pwd– ½ teaspoon
Red chilli pwd– 1/2 teaspoon
Salt– ¾ teaspoon
Coconut oil– 1 tablespoon
Lime juice– 2 tablespoon
Fresh curry leaves.

Cook toordal in a pressure cooker. Add chopped ginger,turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt to the to the sliced chena and cook. Grind together coconut and green chilli without water. Once the Chena is cooked add the cooked toor dal, ½ cup water, stir and cook for 3-4 mnts. Now add the grounded coconut stir well and cook further for two minutes. Put off the heat. Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds, when it splutters add the urad dal when the dal changes colour add the curry leaves and pour it over the cooked chena. Just before serving add the lime juice and mix well. Chena kadi is ready.