South Indian Vegetarian Main Course Special
Cluster Beans (GoruChikkudukaya Kura) (Gwar Phali Sabzi)
Cluster Beans (GoruChikkudukaya/Gwar Phali)- about 1- ¼ Cups
Extra Light Olive Oil/Olive Pomace Oil- 1 Tbsp.
Split Bengal Gram/Split Chick Pea (Chana Dal/Senagapapu)- ½ Tsp.
Split Black Gram (Urad Dal/Menapappu)- ½ Tsp.
Mustard Seeds (Rai/Aavalu)- ½ Tsp.
Cumin Seeds (Jeera/Jeelakarra)- ½ Tsp.
Asafoetida (Hing/Inguva Podi)- a Pinch
Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta/Karvepaku)- 5 to 6 No’s
Wash, Dry, De String both sides & Cut the GoruChikkudukaya into Finely Chopped pieces or half inch diced pieces as desired
In a Pressure Cooker, Add the GoruChikkudukaya, Water & Cook for about 2 Whistles or till the Pieces are Tender
Mix the Tamarind Paste/ Pulp with some Warm Water, Powdered or Grated Jaggery & Keep Aside
In a Non Stick Pan, Heat Oil, Add Chana Dal, Urad Dal & Sauté till the seeds change Colour
Add Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds & Sauté till the seeds Crackle
Add Curry Leaves, Hing, Turmeric Powder, Cooked GoruChikkudukaya, Salt & Combine Well
Cover & Cook for a Couple of Minutes
A Complete Telugu Meal would include this Vegetable coupled with Rice, any Lentil preparation, Andhra Hot Soup (Charu), Fried Papad, Curd!
Can add about a small Pinch of Fenugreek Seeds which is optional in this Recipe
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