July 21, 2008

Cluster Beans Upkari- Side Dish

Are you the type who loves your neighbour's tiffin box more than yours? If so, then you are like us- this is one such dish that made my sister's(Chai) mouth water when she saw it in her colleague's lunch box. My sister asked her friend if she could have a taste of it and her friend was happy to share it with her. She also shared the recipe with my sister, who was so smitten by the taste of this dish that she made it that same evening for dinner.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

2 cups cluster beans chopped finely(snip the ends)
1 medium onion chopped finely
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1/4 tsp chilli powder
a pinch turmeric powder
2 sprigs curry leaves
a pinch asafoetida
2 tbps coconut gratings
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add urad dal,curry leaves, and fry till urad dal turns slightly brown. Add onions and fry till onion turns translucent. Add hing,turmeric powder,chilli powder and fry for 2 mins. Add the cluster beans and cook till done.garnish with coconut gratings. Enjoy with a simple meal of white rice, sambar and a papad.



delhibelle said...

Such a lovely and homey dish!
Is the coconut that you use, fresh or dessicated?

Dee & Chai said...

hi delhibelly- are a big aamir fan? (:-). Thanks for visiting us-- we use dessicated coconut(we thaw it in a microwave for a min before using).

delhibelle said...

just googled aamir & delhibelly and learnt about his movie.
Thrilled that our "projects" have similar names:))
BTW, mine is delhibell'e'