Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pudhina Avarekaalu Saagu (Lima Beans/Butter Beans & Mint Curry)

Saagu is an traditional karnataka dish.Mixed vegetable curry blended with additional flavor of Lima beans and mint..But this time I tried with mint and butter beans.Usually accompanied with poori,chapathi etc.


Lima Beans/avarekaalu - 1/2 cup
Tomato (chopped) -1
Onion (chopped) -1
Carrot (chopped) - 1
Potato (chopped) -1
Mint leaves - 8 to 10
Green chillies -4
Mustard seeds - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves just about an handful
Curry leaves 5 to 6
Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp
Coconut powder -1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala -1/2 tsp
Ginger- 1/4 inch( grated)
Dhalia -1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar(optional) -  1 tsp
Water - 1 to 1 1/2 cups

Pressure cook all the vegetables for about 2 whistles.Or you can microwave them high for 10 minutes.
Grind the mint leaves,coriander,curry leaves,green chillies,coconut powder,cinnamon and dhalia into fine paste.
Heat the heavy bottomed pan with oil and add mustard seeds,after splattering add the cooked veggies,sauté for couple of minutes.
Finally add the grinded paste,mix well with water.Season them with salt and turmeric powder.
Serve them with poori,chapathi,Roti etc.

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