Saturday, July 31, 2010

Vanpayar Mezhukkupuratti/oLarthu

Vanpayar/Red Beans  - 1 cup
Onion/Shallots finely chopped - 1/4 cup
Crushed garlic - 2 tsp
Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp
crushed chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut cuts - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds
Soak the Vanpayar /Red beans overnight, drain and cook it with 1 cup of water till it is done(not mushy)
Heat Oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When they pop up add chopped onion and saute till they are soft
Add coconut cuts and fry till they are brown.Add curry leaves,garlic and pepper and toss it well for 2 minutes.Add chili flakes , mix well .
Add the cooked Red beans with cooking liquid if there is any , salt to taste and stir gently so that it wont get mashed.Let it dry on a  low flame and Remove from fire and Serve warm .

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