Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Adzuki beans sauce and stir fry

I was not a fan of lentils or beans until my marriage. But once my affair with legumes started, there has been no looking back. After we moved to US, I try to use them at least thrice a week not to mention Toor dal, which is used almost every day. The grocery stores here fascinate me with their vast assortment of these legumes, many of which I have not seen before. One such bean is Adzuki/Azuki beans. Their dark glossy look somehow reminded me of Muthira (Horse gram). I tried to recreate my mom’s ‘Muthira puli’ (horse gram in tamarind sauce) with these beans. It satisfied my craving for horse gram.The advantage here is you get two dishes from one cooking. try to use this bean in place of horse gram now. 

Adzuki beans-1 cup
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Coconut-1/2 cup
Coriander powder-1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies-3 (according to taste)
Tamarind-2tbsp(extract)
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Dry chillies-1 (broken)
Curry leaves-5
Shallots-4 sliced
Oil-1 tsp
salt

Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Dry chillies-1 (broken)
Curry leaves-5
Garlic-4 flakes (sliced lengthwise)
Coconut-3 tbsp
Oil-2 tsp
salt

Wash and dry roast adzuki beans until you hear them splitting up. Cook it with turmeric and 3 cups of water. Once the beans are cooked, drain the water and keep aside.

Slightly roast coconut and grind it along with red chillies, tamarind and coriander powder to a smooth paste. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add broken chillies, shallots and curry leaves. Mix in the ground paste and the water drained from the beans. Add salt to taste and switch off the stove when it starts boiling.

In another pan heat oil splutter mustard seeds followed by dry chillies, garlic and curry leaves. After 2 mins add drained adzuki beans and salt to taste. Mix well. Fry for a couple of minutes. Mix in the coconut and switch off the stove. Serve the sauce and stir fry with a plate of hot steaming rice and some fryums. Enjoy.

Sending this to  My legume love affair hosted by   Jaya and Susan's host line-up.

Tips:

1. You can replace adzuki beans with any beans of your choice.
2. roasting them helps in cooking them faster.

4 comments:

Suja said...

Both looks delicious, healthy recipes, will first try the stir fry..adipoli aayitundu.

Yummy Team said...

Horse gram vechu ekadesham ethe recipe enikku ente MIL paranju thannirunnu..Athinte peru muthira charu ennannu..Athil tamarind use cheyyunathinu pakaram mango annu use cheyyunne pinne coconut roast cheyyarilla..I had been planning to try it out sometime :) Adzuki beans enthannu oru ideayum ella pakshe clicks kandittu kothi aayittu vayya..really tempting clicks!

Urmila said...

thanks suja, maya....

Maya azuki beansintte padam vechu njan ee post update cheyyunnundu tto...

dreamer said...

Thanks for this healthy dish Lols...

 
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