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Goru Chikkudukaya Kura

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This particular vegetable comes under the category of really easy to make! 🙂

Ingredients:
1/4 kg goru chikkudukaya (Cluster beans)
1/2 fresh coconut, desiccated
1 tsp salt
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder

Tadka
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp urad dal
1 red chilli

Method:

  • Scrape the goru chikkudukaya and break them into pieces, while removing as much of the ‘strings’ on the side as possible.
  • In a wok, heat the beans, water to submerge the goru chikkudukayas pieces, salt and turmeric. You may also cook this in a pressure cooker.
  • Place a lid on the wok, and cook till all water dries up.
  • Gently check if the goru chikkudukaya pieces are done.
  • Once all water has dried up, add chilli powder and cook on open flame for 5 minutes.
  • Take off the gas, and prepare tadka.
  • Once the tadka starts popping, add to the vegetable, and put the vegetable back to cook for a couple of minutes. This will help the vegetable to absorb the minimal oil from the tadka.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and cook for 5 minutes or till the coconut dries and coats the goru chikkudukaya pieces.

Serve hot with rice or chapati.

Carrot Kura

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Normally we make carrot kura at home. This is a simple and healthy vegetable, especially since we do not use too much oil in them.

Ingredients:
3 large carrots
1/2 fresh coconut, desiccated
1 tsp salt
a pinch of turmeric
1/2 tsp chilli powder

Tadka
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp urad dal
1 red chilli

Method:

  • Scrape the carrots and chop into very fine pieces
  • In a wok, heat the carrots, water to submerge the carrot pieces, salt and turmeric.
  • Place a lid on the wok, and cook till all water dries up.
  • Gently check if the carrot pieces are done. Be careful not the mash the pieces.
  • Once all water has dried up, add chilli powder and cook on open flame for 5 minutes.
  • Take off the gas, and prepare tadka.
  • Once the tadka starts popping, add to the vegetable, and put the vegetable back to cook for a couple of minutes. This will help the vegetable to absorb the minimal oil from the tadka.
  • Add the desiccated coconut and cook for 5 minutes or till the coconut dries and coats the carrot pieces.

Serve hot with rice or chapati.

Bendakaya Kura

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This is a  simple and tasty vegetable to make.

Ingredients:

1/2 kg okra
1tblsp sour curds
1tsp salt
1 tsp Chilli powder
1tsp turmeric
3 tsp oil

Tadka:

1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 dry red chilly

Method:

  • Soak the okra for 20 mins in a large pan, to ensure all dirt is removed. Drain and chop into moderately small round pieces.
  • In a large wok, heat some oil and add the chopped okra
  • Add salt, turmeric and sour curds and mix well. Be careful not to mash the pieces. The curd is meant to absorb the stickiness from the okra.
  • set the lid on the wok and let it simmer.
  • Keep checking in 10 min intervals to ensure the okra does not stick to the sides of the wok. Always be careful not to mash the pieces.
  • Once all the water evaporates, add chilli podwer and mix well.
  • Let it cook for another 5-10 minutes and set aside.
  • In a small wok, heat 2 tsp oil and add the tadka.
  • Add to the okra when the mustard seeds start popping and mix well.

Serrve hot with rice.