Apr 8, 2016

G for Gota Sheddho (Whole urad dal with vegetables)

 For day seven my recipe from Bengali cuisine is a traditional and healthy recipe. Gota Sheddho is a recipe cooked with whole lentils and whole vegetables. Gota sheddho is consumed on the next day of Basant Panchami this particular day is known as Shitol Sosti. Basant Panchami is known as Vasanta Panchami or Sri Panchami in South India. This day the Godess of Education Devi Saraswati is worshiped and we offer rice Kheer to Godess. But in Bengali families they cook a lot of food and preserve it to eat next day that is Shitol Sosti day. So for that preserve purpose they cook mostly fried and boiled dishes. This Gota Sheddho is one of them, this recipe is varies from families to families. 
                                                                Usually Gota Sheddho is made with whole urad lentils. In some families this is made with a mix of whole urad and moong or a mix of black channa too. What ever lentil's they use for this recipe, six types of vegetables are used in this recipe. May be because it is consumed on shitol sosti day, shitol mean's cool and sosthi means sixth day and the gota sheddho means boild whole. The recipe is so simple to make but delicious and very healthy recipe. I used both whole urad and moong lentils..

Now let's check the recipe...

Recipe adopted from Sandeepa
INGREDIENTS:---
Whole urad lentils  ---  1/2 cup
Whole moong lentils ---  hand full
Baby potatoes  ---  8
Small eggplants  ---   3
Broad beans  ---  12 (chukkudu kayalu)
Green peas in pods  ---  10
Spinach  ---  1 and half cup (wash and chop with stems)
Ginger  ---  1 inch piece grated
Green chillies  ---  4
Turmeric powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Oil   --- 2 tab sp
METHOD:----
1. Wash and soak the lentils in the night, next day morning take this vegetables in a pan pour enough water to cover the lentils and start boiling.
2. When the lentils are half cooked add all the vegetables, grated ginger chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, salt to taste.
3. Add enough water to cover the lentils and vegetables and cook till done.
4. Heat oil in a pan and pour over gota sheddho
Usually Bengali's use raw mustard oil for this, if you like that flavor you can follow that other wise you can heat oil a bit and pour over the gota sheddho..
Serve hot or cold.....
You can serve this with roti or can enjoy it as it is like a lentil soup...



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18 comments:

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

no wheat recipe.. he he Good one from bengali cuisine. Loving all your recipes. Great

Sapana Behl said...

Looks like you did more research and found this interesting recipe.Love whole urad dal and with veggies it must be more flavorful.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Flavorful side dish with whole lentils.

Usha said...

That is a whole some and a filling dal.

Pavani N said...

Wow, what a wholesome and hearty dish that is Padma. Good find for the letter G.

Priya Suresh said...

My god, wat a healthy dal, wholesome and definitely packed with proteins.

Smruti Shah said...

Such a wholesome dish. Lovely and flavorful. Great recipe Padma!

vaishali sabnani said...

That's a wonderful blend of flavors..i can see it is healthy too. excellent recipe.

Amara Annapaneni said...

Nutritious dish and looks flavorful Padma:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

I have never cooked with urad dhal. This curry looks so filling with dhal and veggies..

Srivalli said...

Very interesting recipe Padma...I am sure the dal would have made such a filling dish..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Very interesting dish. Healthy and comforting as well.

Suma Gandlur said...

This is one power packed dish. I once tried a Bengali version dal using skinned urad dal and no one at home liked it. However we are used to the husked ones and may enjoy this.

Chef Mireille said...

a very healthy and wholesome dish

Ruchi Indu said...

very interesting and different dish...

Padmajha PJ said...

Such a healthy dish Padma!! Enjoyed reading the tradition behind the dish.

Priya Srinivasan said...

Wow simple and healthy dish padma!

veena krishnakumar said...

Padma dont tempt us with so many new dishes. Looks yumm