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


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

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

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


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.


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


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.......

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 :)