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Monday, June 18, 2007

Chawli Beans : South - Indian Style

Ingredients :

Fresh Chawli Beans ( green) : 250 gm; Chopped Onions : 2 no;

Jaggery : 1 Tb; Salt : To Taste; Oil : As Required;

Grated Fresh Coconut : 1/2 no; Green Chillies : 2-3 no;

Tamarind : 1/2 Tb; Coriander Seeds : 1 1/2 Tb;

Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp; Cinnamon : 1/2 ";

Cloves : 4 no; Dried Red Chillies : 2-3 no;

Tadka :

Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tsp; Asafoetida : A Pinch;

Oil : 1/2 Tsp; Curry Leaves : 4-5 no.

Method :

In oil, saute chopped onion and then add chopped chawli. Then add water as required and add salt to taste and jaggery. Cover and cook till chawli is completely cooked.
Make a paste of coconut, green chillies and tamarind. Saute coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds in very little oil, in the order mentioned. Now add these to the paste and run through the blender till the mixture is a smooth paste.
Now add the paste to the cooked chawli and adjust seasoning. Cook till one boil and remove. make the tadka : heat oil, add mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. Add this tadka to the veg and keep covered for a few minutes.
Serve hot with white rice or roti.

P.S. : This recipe can also be used with Gawar or other beans.

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