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TOMATO BATH / TOMATO RICE

Welcome back to my blog. I am glad to share a quick and easy Tomato rice recipe that can be made in a jiffy. Calling all rice lovers to check this out. I am not a great fan of rice. Some simple recipes are very close to my heart. My family prefers to have rice dishes only few times in a week. One those days we treat ourselves with some yummy delicacies. This is one of the popular recipes from Karnataka .

What is Foodiemonday Theme?

Our fellow blogger Narmadha who blogs at namscorner suggested to make any recipe with Rice. She is a wonderful blogger and you should check out her space . One of her rice recipes i have bookmarked is https://www.namscorner.com/peanut-rice-verkadalai-sadam-recipe/ .
For the 240th theme for #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #CookingWithRice my humble contribution is this delicious Tomato bath.

Recipe for Tomato Bath / Tomato Rice:

What are the Ingredients?

  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 2 Big red Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 Big Onion finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Saunf / Fennel seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies slit
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1 Tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1/2 Tsp Rasam Powder
  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric / Haldi
  • 1 Tsp Kasuri Methi

How to prepare Tomato Bath?

  • Heat oil in a wide bottom Pan. Add Jeera and Saunf and saute for a few seconds.
  • As you get the aroma, add asafoetida,mustard and turmeric.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few seconds. Next add finely chopped onions and slit green chillies.
  • As the onions turn slightly brown add the chopped tomatoes , jeera powder, coriander powder ,curry leaves , salt and rasam powder.
  • Allow it to cook untill the oil starts to leave the sides.
  • Add kasuri methi and mix well.
  • You can store this in an airtight container.
  • You can use a small quantity to mix with rice and store the rest.
  • Allow the mixture to cool . Add cooked rice and mix well.
  • Garnish with some curry leaves and serve.
  • Enjoy with fresh Cucumber Slices.
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STEAMED EGGPLANT (CHINESE STYLE)

I am back in action after a long hiatus. I took a short break from blogging as i was with my family in India..This trip was was a memorable one as i got a chance to meet some amazing bloggers. We are back with a heavy heart but tons of good memories. Now I am looking forward to next public holiday here. This week I am sharing a lip smacking Steamed Eggplant recipe perfect for the upcoming Chinese New Year.

What is Chinese New Year?

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Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year is celebrated every year according to the traditional Chinese Calendar. This year it falls on January 25th.In the Chinese astrology, each year is represented by an animal. This is the year of the Metal Rat, which is predicted to be a lucky year. The Rat has the first position in the zodiac. The Rat is a representation of diligence, kindness, and generosity. This is celebrated for 15 days . Lantern festival celebrated with night lantern displays, ends 15 days on the full moon.Check out which Zodiac animal you represent and learn more about this Festival here. Well I represent Dragon. “Dragon babies” are considered to be lucky and have desirable characteristics that supposedly lead to better life outcomes . These 12 Chinese Zodiac animals and their characteristics makes an interesting read.

What is the Tradition followed during this period?

Day 1 – January 25, 2020 The first day of the Metal Rat lunar New Year . The gods of heaven and earth are welcomed and meat is avoided to promote longevity and happiness On Day 2 : Prayers are sent to the gods and ancestors. Day 3&4 Son-in-laws pay respect to their bride’s parents. Day 5 : Named Po Woo, this day is spent at home to welcome the God of Wealth. It is bad luck to visit anyone on this day. Days 6-10 : The Chinese are now free to visit their loved ones, and pray for good fortune in the temples. Day 7: The birthday of all humans celebrated with a drink made by the farmers from seven types of vegetable. Raw fish is eaten to promote success, and noodles for longevity. Day 8: Prayers are sent at midnight from the Fujian people, to Tian Gong, the God of Heaven. Day 9: Offerings are made to the jade Emperor. Days 10 to 12: Invites are sent to friends and relatives, to visit for dinner. On Day 13: Simple foods are eaten so as to detox after rich foods eaten at friends and relatives house. Day 14: Time is taken for preparation for the Lantern Festival celebration on the 15th night. Day 15: Jai, a vegetarian dish is enjoyed by the family.(Source) what is Foodie Monday BlogHop Theme? This week I suggested the theme for 230th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #ChineseNewYear. Do check out some amazing recipes from my fellow bloggers to celebrate Lunar New Year. Recipe for Steamed Eggplants (Chinese Style)
Ingredients:
  • 2 Medium Size Eggplants (Chinese or Japanese Variety)
  • 1/4 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Scallion / Green Onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tsp Minced Ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Chilli Oil (I have used store bought and it is mildly spicy)
  • 1 Bird’s eye chilli (Optional)
  • 2 Tsp Soya Sauce (I have used dark soya sauce)
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp finely Chopped Green Pepper
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Fermented Black Beans (I have used store bought)

What is the method to prepare Steamed Eggplants in Chinese style?

Wash and clean the eggplants. Cut them into quarters lengthwise. Steam the eggplants using a steamer for about 10 minutes or until soft. I have steamed them in my rice cooker using a metal steamer. Transfer them on to a bowl. Heat a wide bottom pan with sesame oil on high heat .Now add fresh ginger and sesame seeds.After 10-15 seconds pour the chilli oil, sesame paste,salt , soya sauce and sugar.Mix well untill combined. The mixture begins to simmer. Next step is to add minced garlic, green peppers,black beans and half of the chopped scallions.Lastly add bird’s eye chilli. You may skip this if you don’t like it to be too spicy. Pour this Sauce on the Steamed eggplant and serve hot. This is one of the vegetarian dish served as a side, appetizer or even as a complete meal with Rice on Chinese New year. I love this eggplant recipe. It is a regular dish at my place now. May this year of Rat bless us all!!!!!!!!!!!! GONG XI FA CAI!!!!!!!!!!!!

Notes:

You may reduce the chilli oil to adjust to your taste. You can skip Bird’s eye chilli if you do not want the food too spicy. Soya sauce already contains salt . https://preethicuisine.com/kathirikai-vathal-rasam-sundried-eggplant-rasam/ https://preethicuisine.com/ennai-badnekayi-noon-vankayaennai-kathirikai-eggplant-masala/
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POTALA RASA / POINTED GOURD CURRY

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Today I am sharing a very delicious recipe from the odia cuisine.I am always intrigued by the simplicity of Odia Cuisine. I love pointed gourd and i am so glad I can find them here easily . I make stir fries, stuff and curry with these lovely vegetable. They are called Parval or Patal or Potal.

Parval is loaded with nutrients and has lot of health benefits. This vegetable is widely eaten in Bangladesh and India.

When Sasmita from https://www.firsttimercook.com/ posted this Potala Rasa in odia style , i was tempted to try this recipe immediately. For Recipe Swap Challenge this month I was paired with Sasmita. So here i present this absolutely lip smacking pointed gourd curry for this challenge.Check out her recipe here.

Recipe for Potala Rasa :

Ingredients:

  • 7 Pointed Gourd
  • 2 Potato
  • 4 Garlic Pods
  • 2 Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 1 Inch Ginger
  • 2 Tomatoes Finely Chopped
  • Bay Leaf
  • 1 Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin / Jeera
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt to Taste
  • 3/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Mustard Oil

Method:

Wash and clean the pointed gourds and potatoes. Trim the ends.You may scrape the pointed gourd if you wish . I like them with the skin . Cut each pointed gourd diagonally into 2 halves . Keep them in a mixing bowl. Add salt and turmeric and mix and keep them aside.

Peel and cut the potatoes proportionally to the size of the pointed gourd.Keep them in another mixing bowl.Add salt and turmeric and mix well.Keep them aside.

Blend onions,red chilli, ginger and garic to a fine paste without adding water.Tranfer the fine paste to a bowl. Blend the tomatoes as well to a fine paste.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add mustard oil.Once it is hot fry the potato and pointed gourd pieces untill they turn brown on all sides. You can fry them separately if you wish .Transfer the fried chunks to a plate. In the same pan add sugar and allow it to melt.Add green cardamom, bay leaf and cumin seeds.Once they splutter add the onion -chilli-ginger-garlic paste and cook on medium flame untill the raw smell is gone. Once the oil starts to leave the sides add tomato puree and stir. Add balance turmeric powder,coriander powder, cumin powder,red chilli powder,salt and mix.

Once the masala is cooked and oil starts to leave the sides add the fried pointed gourd and potato chunks.Mix well and cook for about 2 minutes.Later add 1.5 Cup water and close the lid. Once it starts to simmer and the veggies are cooked ,sprinkle garam masala. Let it cook for 1 minute.

Switch off the stove and serve this delicious hot curry with Rice, rotis or phulkas.

Enjoy!!!!!!!

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RAGI MUDDE /FINGER MILLET BALL

This week I am sharing one of the staple and healthy recipe from Karnataka. Most popular Ragi Mudde recipe.Ragi flour is cooked with ghee and water .Ragi has a lot of nutritional benefits. It is diabetic friendly and also increases resistance power .It is cooked with and without rice. It is usually served with saru , sambhar or gojju. I love to have it with Gojju.

Ragi mudde is known a poor man’s food as it is mostly eaten by the rural population.Seeing the health benefits of Ragi it is mostly eaten by majority of people.We usually have it for lunch on weekends. It keeps us full for a longer period. Small balls are to be dipped in any gravy and swallowed.It is not to be chewed. I love ragi mudde with Gojju.Simple pleasures of life.

This week’s theme for 199th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop #RagiTales was suggested by Poonam who blogs at https://poonambachhav.blogspot.com . Check out her wonderful blog for traditional recipes.

Recipe for Ragi Mudde:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Ragi Flour
  • 2.5 Cups Water
  • 2 Tsp Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to Taste

Method:

Take a wide bottom pan. Add water and ghee (Keep some ghee for later use).Bring it to boil.Add the cooked rice and ragi flour slowly and keep mixing it to make sure there are no lumps.Keep mixing with a wooden Spatula in one direction and cover it untill the flour is cooked on low flame for about 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame once it is done. Smear the plate with remaining ghee .Tranfer the contents on to the plate. Make small balls but take care not to burn your palms.

Serve Ragi Mudfe with extra ghee and gravy of your choice. I served with my favourite gojju.

Eat healthy and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NUTTY CAULIFLOWER RICE

This week I am sharing a recipe which fits in the PEGAN Diet. Have you heard about this diet? Well this is absolutely new for me too.

Like the name suggests, the pegan diet borrows principles from both the paleo diet and veganism. In short, paleo eaters try to consume only foods available in the Paleolithic era 2.6 million years ago: vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. It usually excludes dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, oils, salt, alcohol, and coffee. Veganism prescribes refraining from any animal products and byproducts — including meat, fish, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and honey — and eating plant-based foods instead.
A trendy eating plan dubbed the pegan diet (not pagan, mind you — that’s something else). Dr. Mark Hyman first coined the term on his blog in 2014, but the philosophy has only since picked up steam.  Source https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/a25906196/what-is-pegan-diet/

I would like thank my fellow blogger Veena who suggested this wonderful theme for this week.Head over to her blog https://veenasvegnation.com/ for some healthy and awesome recipes.

Pegan diet mostly has 75% veggies and 25% meat .You can check out alternatives for vegan protein. Basically any processed food is to be avoided.There are some do’s and don’t’s in this diet. Check the link above for more information.

Recipe for Nutty Cauliflower Rice

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups grated Cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Chickpeas
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Cup Chopped Baby Bok Choy
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Flakes

Method:

Wash the Cauliflower nicely and remove the leaves and cut into florets. Pulse them coarsely in a food processor or grate them using a box grater.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add olive oil. Saute the onion until they turn translucent for about 4 mins.Add minced garlic and cook for another minute. Next add boiled chick peas and chopped bok choy and mix well.

After 2-3 mins add the grated cauliflower and mix on high heat so that the moisture evaporates. Add pistachios , sunflower seeds and chilli flakes.High heat will remove the excess moisture and will not turn mushy.

Lastly add sea salt and stir in parsley .

Serve warm wholesome dish!!!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Notes:
  • You can add Sundried tomatoes
  • You can add pine nuts and almonds as well
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MURUNGAI KEERAI PORIYAL / MORINGA LEAVES SUBZI

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This week I am back with a simple and delicious recipe made with an ingredient that is considered to be a superfood . Yes it is Moringa leaves subzi .Moringa leaves are known as powerhouse of nutrients.There are a lot of recipes that use Moringa Leaves.

Moringa leaves are widely used in south Indian Cuisine to make various types of recipes ranging from Chutney powder to curries. This week’s theme was suggested by Vidya who is a wonderful blogger and blogs at https://masalachilli.com. Check out her blog for some healthy and delicious recipes. My contribution for 183rd #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Indiansuperfood is this delicious and healthy Murungai keerai Poriyal aka Moringa leaves subzi.

Recipe for Murungai Keerai Poriyal:

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups of Fresh Moringa Leaves without the stem roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Moong dal / Split Mung beans
  • 3/4 Cup Karamani / Black eyed peas
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1/4 Cup Freshly grated Coconut
  • 3 Red Dry Chillies
  • Salt to taste
  • Generous pinch of Hing
  • 1/4 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Vangibath Masala
  • Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Haldi /Turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/4 Tsp Amchur Powder / Dry Mango powder

Method:

  • Soak moong dal and Black eyed peas in hot water for one hour.Pressure cook Moong dal and Black eyed peas in a pressure cooker upto 2 whistles.Dal should not be too watery.
  • Heat a wide bottom pan. Add ghee. Once the ghee melts and is hot add mustard seeds,haldi ,red chillies , jeera and hing. Once it splutters add the roughly chopped moringa leaves .Allow it to cook on medium flame for about 10 mins.Once the raw smell is gone add curry leaves,freshly grated coconut and the cooked dal and black eyed peas.Mix well. Allow it to cook on medium flame for about 5-6 mins. Add amchur powder, vangibath powder and salt to taste. Mix well and let it cook for another 7-8 mins.
  • Do not add water. It will be a semi dry subzi. Serve hot with Rotis or Rice and papad.
  • Enjoy this poriyal / Subzi at the comfort of your home.
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BATATA HARRA / SPICY ROASTED POTATOES

Hello!!!

I am here with a very simple and delicious recipe from the Lebanese Cuisine. In my quest to search Levantine Cuisine I have come across such wonderful recipes ranging from salads to dips to spicy vegetables. Levantine Cuisine includes recipes from Syria , Lebanon, Palestine.Israel, Jordon , Cyprus(East Mediterranean shore). I wanted to make so many recipes but stuck to a simple one as I am travelling and have limited access to many Ingredients.

181St #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #LevantineCuisine was suggested by Sujata Shukla who blogs at https://www.pepperonpizza.com/. Thanks for suggesting such a wonderful theme that introduced us to many wonderful cuisines.

Recipe for Batata Harra / Spicy Roasted Potatoes:

Ingredients:

6 Medium Size Potatoes Peeled and boiled

2 Garlic Cloves minced

1.5 Tsp Chilli Flakes

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tsp Crushed Coriander Seeds(Must be Coarse)

1 Tsp Turmeric

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro finely chopped

1/2 Cup Fresh Dill Leaves finely chopped

1/2 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves

3/4 Tsp Coarsely ground Pepper

Salt to taste

Juice of 1 Lemon

Method:

Boil the potatoes and allow it to cool. The potatoes should be cooked but ensure it is still firm. Once cooled cut them into bite size cubes.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add minced garlic and
turmeric and coarsely crushed Coriander seeds. Roast for a few minutes. Now add the cubed Potatoes and mix well.Add half of parsley , cilantro and dill leaves and chilli flakes. Mix well untill the potatoes are well coated for about 5 mins.
Add salt and Coarsely ground pepper ..Once done switch off the flame. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Garnish with remaining Parsley , Cilantro ,dill leaves and chilli flakes.

Serve with any Rice dish or you can just have it like this .

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SPICY EGG MASALA

Hello!!!
This week I am back with a lip smacking recipe that is loved by my family and guests. This is one of the most appreciated recipes at the potluck parties / get together.
Long school holidays have started and we just find reasons to meet our near and dear friends. We always look forward to long weekends so that we can host potluck / parties.Planning a menu for the parties / potluck can be daunting at times. Especially if you have sudden plans to host one. If you fall under this category book mark this recipe . It is an absolute crowd pleaser and will leave your guests craving for more.
My contribution for 174th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #PotluckRecipes is this yummy Spicy Egg Masala. The theme was suggested by me. I am sure you will find lot of ideas from my bloggers friends who will share their amazing recipes for the theme.
Recipe for Spicy Egg Masala:
Ingredients:
4 Hard Boiled eggs
3 Onions (Medium size)
3 Tomatoes (Medium Size)
2 Bread Slices
1 Tsp Black Pepper corns
2 Tsp Jeera
4 Garlic cloves
2 Green Chillies
1/2 Cup finely chopped Coriander
1/4 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp Oil
1/4 Tsp Haldi /Turmeric
1 Tsp Shev Bhaji Masala (Given to me by my maharastrain friend.This is from Khandeshi Cusine).You can use garam masala instead.
Method:
Boil the eggs and remove the shell.
Take a wide bottom pan. Add  Tbsp oil. Once the oil is hot add 1 tsp jeera, pepper corns and haldi.Then add the chopped garlic pods and onions.Roast on mediumflame untill the onions turn slightly brown .Once done add green chillies ,chopped coriander (keep aside for garnish as well) and chopped tomatoes.
Once the tomatoes turn mushy add the bread slices.Mix well and roast on medium flame for about 5 mins. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
Grind the masala and keep it aside.
Heat the pan. Add 1/4 tsp oil.Once hot add chilli powder and slightly shallow fry the eggs. Remove the eggs and keep them aside.
In the same pan add balance oil. Add jeera.Now add the ground masala and let it simmer untill oil starts to leave the sides.
Add Shev Bhaji Masala / Garam Masala and salt to taste.Let it simmer for 5-7 mins untill the raw masala smell is gone.Switch off the flame.
Add the fried eggs to this masala and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve hot with Rotis /Naan or steaming hot rice.
Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PULIODHARAI /TAMRIND RICE

 

Hello !!!

We are all so happy  to welcome Goddess Durg this Navratri. During these 9 days we offer rice varieties as offering to the Goddess.It is celebrated with great pomp and show . It is slightly different compared to the celebrations in the North.

Many keep Golu (Doll collection) at home.Everyday a new prasadam is offered to the Goddess.I love the Tamrind rice offered at temples as Prasadam. This is one of my most favourite dosh at home. The tamrind mix can be prepared well in advance. This recipe always makes me nostalgic as it was a menu on our cards whenever we used to travel long distance by train. I miss those days now.

For #165th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop  #NavaratriSpecial is this simple and yummy Puliodharai / Tamrind Rice.

Recipe for Puliodharai / Tamrind Rice:

Ingredients:

1 Cup Rice

Salt to Taste

For Masala:

2 Tbsp Channa dal

1 Tbsp Urad dal

8 Dry red Chillies

1/4 Tsp Fenugreek seeds

2 Tsp Dhania / Coriander seeds

2 Tsp White Sesame seeds /Til

1/2 Tsp Turmeric

1 Tsp Oil (I have used Gingelly oil.You can use any cooking oil)

1 Tsp Black Pepper Corns

1 Big Lemon Size Tamrind soaked in hot water

2 Tsp Jaggery

For Tempering:

2 Tbsp Gingelly Oil

1/4 Cup Peanuts

2 Sprigs Curry leaves

1 Tbsp Channa dal

1 Tbsp Urad dal

1 Tsp Mustard Seeds

Generous pinch of Asafoetida

4 Dry red Chillies

Method:

Cook rice and allow it to cool.

Heat a wide bottom pan. Add oil.Once the oil is hot add Channa dal , urad dal.Once they turn slightly brown ,add fenugreek seeds ,dry red chillies,pepper corns and coriander seeds. Saute for a few seconds. Now add sesame seeds and sute untill they pop up and you can smell the aroma. Switch off the flame and allow this mix to cool. Now grind the mix with turmeric and salt to taste.

Extract the puree from the soaked tamrind and remove the pulp.Heat the Kadhai . Heat oil. Add all the channa dal,urad dal and peanuts.Once they turn brown,add mustard ,red chilli ,curry leaves and  asafoetida. Now add the tamrind extract. Once it starts to boil add jaggery and mix untill it fully dissolves.Now add the masala powder and mix well. Once the oil starts to leave the sides switch off the flame.

Add this mixture to the cooled rice and mix well. Offer this as Prasadam to Goddess and seek her blessings.

May Goddess Durga bless us all!!!!!!!!!

Happy Navratri!!!!!!

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BLACK EYED BEAN CURRY / ARACHUVITTA KARAMANI SAMBHAR

Hello!!

I am back with another exciting recipe with black eyed beans.It is a simple and delicious recipe that can be made with few available ingredients available in your kitchen.Any curry with fresh masala is always lip smacking and flavorful.It is a powerhouse of energy.

This week’s theme was suggested by my fellow blogger Seema who blogs at https://mildlyindian.com. Check out her blog for some amazing recipes.

My humble contribution for #164th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme #Beanpower is this black eyed bean curry / Arachuvitta Karamani sambhar.

Recipe for Black eyed bean curry / Arachuvitta Karamani sambhar:

Ingredients :

1 Cup Black eyed bean

3/4th Cup Toor dal

Salt to taste

1/2 Tsp Mustard / Rai

1 Sprig Curry leaves

1 Tsp Ghee

Pulp of Tamrind (1/2 lemon size)

5-7 Mor molaga / Dry curd chillies

For Masala:

2 Tsp Channa dal

1 Tsp Moon dal (Split)

1/2 Tsp Black pepper corns

8 Dry Red Chillies

1.5 Tsp Dhania

1/2 Cup Grated Coconut (you can fresh or desiccated)

1/2 Tsp Tamrind

Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients mentioned for the masala. Dry roast grated coconut for a few seconds only. All the ingredients to cool.Grind all the ingredients until powdered fine.Add /2 water and grind to make a fine paste.

Soak black eyed beans for one hour. Boil black eyed beans and toor dal upto 2 whistles in a pressure cooker. Allow it to cool.

Take a wide bottom pan.Add  ghee. Once the ghee melts roast the  dried curd  chillies untill they turn brown. Remove and place it on a paper towel. Now add the boiled beans and dal.Add tamrind pulp and masala paste and mix well. Add salt to taste. Mix well and allow it to boil for about 20-25 mins on low flame.Once done garnish with mustard tadka ,curry leaves and fried curd chillies.

Serve hot with rice or rotis!!

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!