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Cluster Beans and Moong Dal Curry

2 Jun

cluster_beans
Goru Chikkudu Kaya Pesarapappu Kura

Ingredients:

Cluster Beans 3 handfuls
Split Moong Dal 3/4 cup
Green Chiles 3
Fresh Scraped Coconut 2 tbsps
Turmeric Powder a big pinch
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 4
Asafoetida a pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Wash moong dal thoroughly in water.
Remove stems, wash and slit the green chiles.
Wash, remove ends and chop cluster beans into one inch pieces. (abt. 2 cups)

Bring to boil 3 cups of water, add moong dal, salt and turmeric powder.
Strain the dal once its cooked.
Bring to boil 3 cups of water, add chopped cluster beans and salt.
Refresh in cold water once beans are soft and cooked.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When dal changes color, add green chiles, cluster beans and moong dal.
Stir fry until all the moisture is gone.
Garnish with fresh coconut and serve with steamed rice.

Notes: Make sure dal and beans are not overcooked or undercooked.