Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mitkesange Upkari

A simple cluster beans stir fry - made South Canara way! This used to be a staple at my grandmother's house along with daali tauy and sheeth (plain rice) for a simple shivrak (vegetarian) meal for Monday.

Mitkasange Upkari
Cluster Beans - Konkani Style
2 cups cluster beans cut into 2" pieces
salt to taste
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
2 red chlies, halved

1 tbsp Freshly scraped coconut

1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the ingredients for tempering.
2. As they sizzle, add cluster beans. Saute for 3 minutes.
3. Cover with a lid. Pour water on the lid. Let it cook on a medium flame til soft.
4. Garnish with coconut.
Note -

1. You can use other oil of your choice.
2. I limit our intake of coconut and use it very less. But traditionally more coconut is added.


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