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.
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
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.