Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Raw Banana- Potato - Blackeyed beans - Red chori Kootu curry

This is not something I have had before or even heard about . I had a handfull of Blackeyed peas from god known when - it must be at least a couple of years old.  a little bit of Red chori (van payar )at he bottom of the container , a lone potato and a few raw bananas that needed to be used up .All of these were cooked together and it turned out really tasty.I will surely be making  this one again.

  1. Raw banana - 4 washed and cut into small pieces
  2. Potato - 1 peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  3. Blackeyed peas - 1/2 cup
  4. Red chori /unakka payar - 1/2 cup
  5. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  6. Green chilles - 5
  7. Garlic - 1 clove
  8. Shallots - 5
  9. curry leaves - 2 stalks
  10. Oil - 2 tsp
  11. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
  12. salt - to taste
  13. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

Grind the grated coconut , turmeric,green chillies and garlic together to a coarse paste and keep aside.
Soak the blackeyed peas and red chori together in water overnight or for few hours.
Add the potato and soaked pulses into the pressure cooker and add enough water to just cover the ingredients and cook for 2 whistles.
Turn the flame off and leave the cooker aside until the pressure escapes by itself.
Meanwhile cook the raw banana pieces with 1 cup water until it is soft .
Add the potato/ pulse mixture into the raw banana mix and add salt to taste and mix well.
 There should be some water remaining .
Add in the coconut paste and mix well. Cover an cook for 2 minutes.Turn the flame off and keep aside.
In a frying pan add the oil and crackle the mustard seeds.
Add in the thinly sliced shallots and curry leaves and fry until golden brown.
Add in the cooked mixture and stir well.
Serve with Rice.

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