Friday, February 24, 2012

Beans Kodhel - A Konkani Curry

Day 5 of my daily posts is here and I made it! Just barely though. Could not have done day 6 consecutively for sure. It was really nice though. With N away, cooking in usually confined to what works with the kids. It's a pain to cook just for myself. These past few days, I found myself cooking for the blogging resolution, thereby making some nice things that work for me too. I need to do this often.

Getting ready for the move and the next couple weeks are going to be super busy. Dunno when I'll post next but I may surprise myself yet :)

Here is a yum Konkani curry. My MIL usually makes this with green beans and potatoes. I've used long beans here.

Beans Kodhel

Ingredients:

1 cup long beans (or green beans) chopped
salt to taste

Masala:
1 tbsp corinader seeds
2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp methi seeds
3-4 dried red chilies
1/2 cup coconut
3/4 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp jaggery

Tadka:
mustard seeds
2-3 garlic pods, crushed
coconut oil (or any cooking oil)

Method:


In a kadhai, do the tadka. Add the chopped beans and sauté for a couple minutes. Add one cup of water. Cover and cook until half done.
In the meantime, in a little bit of oil, fry the coriander seeds, urad dal, methi seeds and red chilies. Make a smooth masala paste with coconut, tamarind, jaggery and the fried spices, adding a little water.
Add this paste to the half cooked beans, salt to taste and a few tbsps of water. Mix well and cook on low until done.
Traditionally served with rice and ghee, but goes well with chappatis too.

9 comments:

radha said...

Koddel. Yum!

Hema said...

Hi Vani, have been reading your blog for a long time now, from the days you had moved to Chennai, then to Bangalore, read all your ramblings, this is the first time, leaving a comment, liked all your traditional recipes and would love to follow U..

Arch said...

Love the koddel...Hey, you moving again ?? Wow ! One move and I feel I'm done for the next 5 years !! All the best with you move...

Aarthi said...

Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds new to me. Never tried this before. Nice recipe. YUM!

maha said...

This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it
nice space vth yumm recipes..happy 2 visit here.......
Maha

Cham said...

How do u manage with two kids and packing? I guess u ve some help from family and friends.
Very different recipe with green beans!

Vani said...

Thanks for all the comments :)

Arch - no choice for me. Just going with the flow :)

Cham - the good thing about India is all the help I get. It has been quite alright so far :)

Hema - thanks for following. Appreciate it :)

Mha - welcome and thanks for the comment!

Vani said...

Radha, Aarthji, Sukanya - thanks :)