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Sunday, December 28, 2008

KaaLina Palya

Ingredients:

1/3 bunch of Fenugreek leaves / Menthe Soppu

1/3 bunch of Spinach / Palak Soppu

1/4 cup Channa / Kabul Kadle

1/4 cup Green Peas / Batani

1/4 cup Black Eyed Peas / Alasande Kaalu

1/4 cup Kidney Beans seeds / Avare Kaalu / Raajma

2-3 tsp Grated Coconut

2-3 Green Chillies

1 small Onion

1-2 Garlic flakes

Pinch of Turmeric Powder

Pinch of Tamarind powder / Tamarind pulp

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds

1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

4-5 Curry Leaves

2-3 Coriander Leaves

2-3 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Soak dry grams in water for about 7-8 hrs. Cook all the grams together in a pressure cooker by adding little amount of water and salt.(3-4 whistles) Drain the excess water and keep it aside.

Wash fenugreek and spinach leaves properly and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop onion. green chillies into medium sized thin pieces as shown in the picture below. Remove the outer cover of garlic and mash.

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering, add mashed garlic and fry them for about 2 mins in medium flame until garlic turns light golden in color. Add curry leaves, chopped green chillies, chopped onion, turmeric powder, pinch of salt and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame until onion turns golden in color. Add chopped fenugreek leaves, tamarind and fry them for about 2-3 mins in medium flame. Add chopped spinach leaves and fry them for about 4-5 mins in medium flame.
Add cooked grams, grated coconut and mix well. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2-3 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Mix well before serving. It goes well with Rice.

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