Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Beans poriyal inspired by OPOS


I have flashed cooked beans by opos many times.Guess the beans poriyal can be made just in minutes.It always turns out very crunchy,greenly and well cooked.Make sure to use the fresh beans.This is basic poriyal recipe.Variations can be done with added diced(cubic sized) carrots, or can be added soaked & coarsely ground dal(usili) which has to be soaked for 15 minutes.I never add coconut to poriyal for daily cooking(only special occasions).Instead of coconut,1/2 tsp of coconut oil can be drizzled.

Ingredients
Beans,chopped -250 gms
Onion,chopped-3-4 tbp
Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
Broken urad dal-less than 1/4 tsp
Coconut ,grated-1 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Dry red chillies-1-2 ,broken
salt to taste

Method
1.Remove the fiber from the beans sides and finely chop them
2.Heat a 2 -litre pressure cooker,add oil,saute mustard seeds and broken urad dal
3.Add red chillies,layer chopped onion and chopped beans
4.Close the lid and keep whistle.Cook for exactly seven minutes. Swtich off the flame
(No need for whistle).Let it release the pressure on its own.
5.Open the lid and add salt and coconut.




Thanjavur Kadappa - Sidedish for Idli/dosa/poori





Kadappa is very famous in thanjavur /kumbakonam district in mess and hotels.Its a mild flavored sidedish that goes well with idli and dosa.I have seen in other places,they make it without ground masala too.It will be just moong dal and potato curry goes well for potato.The moong dal and potato can be cooked together and smashed well for this recipe.

Ingredients
Moong dal-1/2 cup,cooked
Coconut-1/2 cup
Small size potato,cooked and smashed-1/2 cup
Onion-1/2 ,sliced
Ginger garlic paste-1/4 tsp
cumin-1/2 tsp
oil-2 tsp
salt to taste
Lemon-1/2 
To grind
khuskhus - 1/2 tsp
Coconut-3 tbsps
Green chillies-3 nos,slited
fennel seeds-1/2 tsps
Garlic-2 cloves
Cinnamon- two 1/2 inch





Method
1.Grind the coconut,khus khus,fennel seeds,cinnamon ,green chillies and garlic with little water into fine paste
2.Heat a pan ,add oil ,saute cumin, onion till it turns translucent and then ginger garlic paste and curry leaves
3.Add the moong dal and the smashed potato with little water to the pan
4.Add the salt and turmeric and bring it to boil
5.Add the ground masala and bring it to boil for ten to fifteen minutes
6.Switch off the flame and squeeze lemon.
Garnish with coriander leaves



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