This recipe is contributed by my Sister in law Mrs. Latha Ganesh from Bangalore. I will be adding the photo soon.
This is a trademark dish of Tirunelveli. it is called THAALAGAM. made on Tiruvadhirai.
Ingredients for roast:
Black Thil Seeds: 3 tbsps(Main ingredient)
Raw Rice : about 2tbspns
Toor Dhal: 1tbspn
Red Chillies - 2 nos(As per your taste)
The most important veggie for this is Pumpkin- 1/4kg.
Vaazhakkai/Raw Plantain - 1no
Carrot - 2nos
Beans - 100 gms
Mochai - 100 gms
Peas - 100 gms
Chayote/Chow chow - 2nos
Soak Tamarind in water about lemon size
Dry roast all the ingredients to roast, add one half of a coconut n make a paste or powder.
Cook the veggies with salt n turmeric. Add tamarind pulp, bring to a boil. Then add ground paste or powder
to the veggies. Boil well, for about 6-8mnts.
Grate some jaggery with knife n add to the Thaalaga kozhambu and stir well.
Season with mustard and curry leaves. (no Peringayam)
This recipe does not require cooked Toor Dhal separately as there is Rice for the thickness. The Flavor of the Till seeds is the main part of this recipe.
Thanks Latha for your lovely recipe.