Thursday, 19 November 2009

Khandeshi Style Broad Bean Curry

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Hi everyone! Khandesh is a part of  North Maharashtra and comprises of districts like Dhule, Bhusawal, Nasik, Malegaon, Chalisgaon etc. This is largely a farming zone and the preparations made here surely have that rural touch. When I was in the middle school my mom had a  servant maid who was from Khandesh and once in a while when we needed some change of taste, we asked her to make curries. Her curries used to be hot and had that rustic taste. She would make me stand next to her and ask me to watch while she made the masala. At that point of time I always wondered with the same ingredients used how much her curry was different from ours.
When I decided to make these broad beans, I was reminded of how Alka (my mom’s maid) used to make the masala, and  I indulged myself in making a Khandeshi style masala. Since  I had seen a practical demonstration during my childhood, I had a clear idea how to head for it. This version of making the masala for the curry asks to saute all ingredients without oil and then grinding them. Now there’s surely an added flavor when the masala is ground on the stone versus that of an electric grinder. Unfortunately I do not have the stone so used the electric one, but those who have the stone, do use that.
I had sent this curry to my friend G who has been a great help to me during my illness. She is a Konkani and would pamper me with her preparations. She liked the curry a lot and  asked me how I made it and to teach her the method. So G this is for you.
About the broad beans I do not know the other name for it and are not available here, so I pick them every time I visit B’lore. These are quite popular in South and we also make Sambhar with it when these are available fresh in the season. I would be glad if you can provide me with the other names for these beans.
Coming back to the curry, it goes well with both rice and roti. So here goes the Khandeshi  version…
Ingredients
a cup of dry red broad beans
2 large onions finely chopped
4 garlic pods finely chopped
2-3 green chilies chopped
3/4 inch of ginger chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3 tbsp dry coconut grated
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil for cooking
3-4 tbsp chopped cilantro
Spices
2 tsp red chili pwd
3/4 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
4 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp Goda masala (Maharashtrian masala)
3 bay leaves
Method
Wash and soak the beans overnight with sufficient quantity of water. These beans absorb lot of water and expand a lot. Pressure cook them with some salt for about 10 mins on high flame and then 20 mins on low flame.
Meanwhile in a pan saute all ingredients one by one for a few minutes except the mustard, salt,cilantro, sugar and oil. Cool all the sauted ingredients and grind them together.
Heat oil and add the sugar, this gives a nice ‘tavang’. Add the mustard, followed by bay leaves.
Now add the ground paste and saute it for a few more minutes till the oil separates. Add in the spices and saute for a minute or more then add the boiled beans, do not add the water at this point.
Mix the beans and chopped coriander nicely in the masala and then gradually add the water. Bring the curry to a boil and then simmer and cook till done.
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43 comments:

Tina said...

Curry looks so spicy and inviting....Nice with chapathi...

SE(Denufood) said...

yummy..curry definitely looks spicy and interesting .good to know about khandeshi style of making the curry.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Lovely event recipe,nice colour & the thick gravy

Sushma Mallya said...

love the new look of ur blog pari..looks even more nice now...and dish too looks delicious and lovely presentation as well

Priya said...

WOww delicious and fantastic curry, am hungry now, ur new template looks great Pari..

priya said...

looks so yummy n delicious!!....creamy n thick!..perfect entry for the event!

Rohini said...

Looks really yummy..And as u said, the original taste of the recipe comes out when the masala is ground with stone morter..
I think Broad beans is Avarakai (the fresh green one) and Chikkudukaya in Telugu... I have seen these beans only in Grocery store racks in India..

Nithya said...

Wow.. looks really appealing. Lovely dish and lovely decoration :)

Parita said...

Truly masaledar curry...yum

A Homemakers Diary said...

this is very new to me. everytime i go to the super market i see these beans but never knew what to do with them. now i know.... :-)

kothiyavunu said...

Your broad beans curry looks spicy & yum...Believe me I have not tried broad beans till date.... The beautiful pic of the dish...persuades me to try it & I will... When I do I would surely let u know dear...:)Thanks for sharing.

Yasmeen said...

What not to like about such spicy dishes,pass the bowl please :D

munchcrunchandsuch said...

arrey..new blog look and all..very nice..the dish looks so gud and yum.I always wonder how the maids have excellent cooking skills..even a simple rasam that they make, I drool after it.

Gita said...

Nice and different curry...looks thick and tasty :)

chakhlere said...

That's indeed a yummy curry. spicy and hot. Will try it soon.

Vrinda said...

Nice spicy looking curry...and very new to me....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so good, very lovely recipe.

Sh... said...

For a sec was wondering if I was directed to some other blog. The new look is fantastic and so is the recipe too. Its something new and sure to try. But where do I go for the broad beans??? So better pass me the cup just like how u did to ur frend G..:)

VS said...

Spicy and inviting gravy!

Rekha shoban said...

looks delicious and healthly one.

Pari said...

Thanks Sushma, Sh and Priya that you liked the new look.
Thanks Rohini to let me know the other names.
@ Sh, you could make the curry with other beans also.Do let me know when u try it.

Vibaas said...

sounds yum. the way you have described it is making it more tempting :)

Nandini said...

Oh! New template? BTW, The curry looks delicious and I would like to eat it with chapathi!

Suparna said...

hi pari,
What a cute presentation :) I too made the same kinda curry but used coconut milk and minus the goda masala :) a slight differnce there ...
ur version looks tempting with the beautiful presentation.
TC

Shri said...

Looks rich!I have heard abt Goda masala...I wonder if we can get the same with MTR or other store brands..

Preeti Kashyap said...

Wow! I love broad beans! Awesome recipe!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..yes, stone grinding makes a lot of difference...but what yo do, we have no choice..

Anu said...

Curry look so spicy, delicious and tempting dear :)

jeyashrisuresh said...

colurful and yummy curry and healthy too.Never used broad beans in cooking.This is tempting me to do

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hi pari,
this is my debut visit to your blog...you have a very nice collection of recipes. i liked this curry recipe, i like khandeshi type curries, hav tasted them sometimes but nvr knew the prep, gt it now:-)).And your other recipes are also kul, i evn liked methi rice

Trish said...

Oh this is super! I am just learning to cook with 'broad beans'....trying all sorts of recipes and this is another I can truly tell already that I will like! Thanks for sharing.

Dolly said...

First time here and I'm thinking what took me so long to visit ur blog.

Absolutely love ur space, beautiful presentation and yummylicious recipes. Your Khandeshi style Broad bean curry looks amazing.Will visit u more often. Thanks for taking ur valuable time to visit my blog.

Ms.Chitchat said...

Hi Pari, thanks for visiting. Loved your site. So colourful and as the name depicts delicous recipes too. Broad bean recipe sounds tempting. Will definitely give a try. Am following you.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

my kitchen said...

Tempting Broad bean curry,Want to taste

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a fully spiced curry dish! Heartwarming and delicious!

Usha said...

The curry looks very inviting and delicious ! Thanks for visiting my site which in turn led me to your wonderful space....

Anupama said...

Hey, that gravy is very inviting... I'm just imagining how great it would taste with hot steamed rice :-)

Kanchan said...

Hey New Look Pari :)
Initially I thought I'm @ wrong junction :D
Nice, just a suggestion the header looks out of proportion, I guess you can change it a bit !

My Little Space said...

I haven't seen this kind of beans selling at the market place. But i'm sure the recipe is stunning with that. Cheers.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Ver nice Pari.. Can u post the ingrdedients for the Khandeshi masala ( Godha powder)

Pari said...

@ Sandhya, I will share my granny's version of Goda Masala with you, but right now I am providing you with a link
http://bhaatukli.blogspot.com/2007/04/maharashtrian-kaala-masala.html
Hope it helps for the time being.

sra said...

Pari, this is quite new to me. I notice that the beans haven't lost their 'design' in the curry, whenever I have used them, they turned plain!

Katy ~ said...

Yumm... this sounds so good. I would love to try this. This would be perfect for one of our kids as she has many food allergies but could certainly eat this dish. Perfect!

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