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Friday, October 8, 2010


Baby Lima Beans - 1 cup
Cabbage (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Green Beans (chopped) - 1/2 Cup
Tomato(chopped) - 2 medium
Tamarind - Gooseberry size
Kootu Powder - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Salt - To taste
Coriander leaves(chopped) - 3 tbsp

Pressure cook lima beans for 1-2 whistles . Mash well and keep aside.
Saute tomatoes with little oil and add the mashed beans.
Mix well until beans and tomatoes are blended well.
Heat oil in a kadai and season urad dal,mustard seeds.
Add cabbage, beans and 1/2 cup water. Bring it to a boil.
As the vegetables start boiling, add the tamarind pulp, turmeric, asafoetida, curry leaves and salt.
When the vegetables become tender, add the kottu powder.
Stir well and add mashed beans and tomato mixture.
Mix well and cook until the gravy is thickened to required consistency.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice or roti.

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