Hi friends... Today I tried something different which is a combination of a vegetable and a legume - Cluster beans (Kothamara in Malayalam / Kothavarangai in Tamil) cooked with Tur Dal and grated coconut.
This is a very simple yet tasty and nutricious dish...
Cluster Beans - 250 gms
Tur Dal - 100 gms
Coconut - 1/4, grated
Green Chillies - 2 nos
Turmeric - 1/4 teaspoon
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 3-4 leaves
Cook the Tur Dal in a normal vessel. Avoid using the cooker since it tends to ger over cooked and mashed up. In case cooker is unavoidable, use bare minimum water such that the dal gets just cooked and not mashed.
Drain the water completely and keep aside.
Chop the cluster beans into small peices - around 5 to 6 mm thick.
In a separate vessel, add 200 ml of water, add the cluster beans, add salt and cook. Keep aside.
Meanwhile, chop the onion into small pieces. Also chop the green chillies into small circular pieces. Keep these aside.
Tale a frying pan and add 2 table spoons of oil into it and heat in low flame. Once hot, add mustard and wait for it to splutter. Once the mustard seeds splutter, break the dry red chillies and add into the frying pan. Add curry leaves.
Now add the chopped onion and green chillies into it and saute. Once the onions become soft and transclusent, add the cooked cluster beans into it. Add Turmeric powder and mix well. Allow it to get a bit fried. Add grated coconut and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
Next, add the cooked dal into it and mix well.