August 27, 2007

Beans Upkari

This is a very simple preparation and it is served at every wedding. I'd infact gotten so tired of eating this at weddings that I told Amma, "If this is served at my wedding, I'll order a pizza!" Somehow that story spread within my family and folks took it to mean that I didn't like this vegetable.

I make this in a pressure pan and so this is ready in no time. A perfect hit with sambar and dali saar alike.
1/4 kg Beans, strung and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 tsp Oil
1/4 tsp Urad Dal
1/4 tsp Chana Dal
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Asafoetida
1 tbsp Coconut, scraped
7-8 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pressure pan. Add the urad and chana dals, mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the curry leaves and the red chillies. Fry for a minute. Add the chopped beans and the salt along with a little water. Cover and cook for one whistle.

When done, open and cook without the lid to let the excess water evaporate. Add the coconut and mix well. Serve as a side dish with rice and Dali Saar or Sambar.

This also goes to dear Asha as yet another entry for the RCI Karnataka event.

1 comment:

Asha said...

Got it girl, looks like a delicious side dish!!:))