Today I am sharing a very flavourful dish from the state of Odisha.I was tempted to try this recipe when my blogger friend Alka Jena posted her Thali Picture on FB.
Alka Jena has shared some traditional and wonderful recipes from the state of Odisha.Dishes from Odiya Cuisine have very less Oil ,is less spicy yet flavourful.Rice is their staple food. Mustard oil is mostly used in cooking ,but Ghee is widely preferred for cooking in temples.
Recipe for Simba Rai:
20 Nos Broad Beans roughly chopped
1 Tbsp Black Mustard Seeds
3 Garlic Cloves
3 Green Chillies
1 Tsp Cumin
1/4 Tsp Turmeric
Salt to taste
Wash the Broad beans ,roughly chop them and keep it aside.
Soak mustard seeds, garlic cloves and green chillies for about 20 mins and grind to get a fine paste.
Take a wide bottom pan. Add a tsp of oil.Add cumin and once it splutters add the broad beans,salt and turmeric and cook for about 3 to 4 Mins. Once done add the mustard paste and saute for 2 more minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and allow it to simmer on medium flame for about 3- 4 minutes. Once done switch off the flame.
Serve hot with Rice and Ghee!!!