Ok now that we have a bag full of fresh black eyed beans, I asked Athamma for different recipes that she remembers from her childhood. I guess all it took was that question, I could immediately see Athamma reminiscing about her childhood days when her Mom used to prepare this thokku, which was liked and much in demand. Since this uses fresh alasanda, it was mostly prepared during this time. She said she still remembers running up and down the stairs along with her brothers, while her mom used to stuff this with Jonna Rotti and drop it as a ball for the kids to catch it! How really sweet!
Cluster Beans – 100 gms
Fresh Black Eyed Beans – 100 gms
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Green Chilies – 4 -6 longs
Onions – 1 medium
Tomato – 1 medium
Garlic – 2 cloves
Turmeric powder a pinch
Fresh coconut – 2 tsp
Fresh/ Roasted Groundnut – handful
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves few
Oil – 2 tsp
Water – 1 cup
Method to prepare
First grind green chillies, onions, garlic, coriander leaves along with coriander powder roughly.
Then add the coconut and ground nuts and again run for a minute. It should not be a smooth but still not very coarse.
In a pan take water, add oil and the ground paste along with Black Eyed beans, chopped tomatoes, turmeric and salt. Bring this to boil.
Cook it under sim, till you get a thick consistency.
Check out my instant Paneer Cheese Rolls
that I made for Kids, which is my entry for this month’s MEC event on Paneer!