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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Avarai Kottai Kulambu

When i think of winter, i always think of hot and spicy foods. In winter we need recipes that keep us warm and comfort. Coming to today's recipe, Avarai Kottai (Field Beans ) kulambu, is a spicy and tangy gravy served with hot idlis and rice. My favorite winter recipe and love this gravy with hot idlis, a perfect combo, i can say. And this fresh field beans is available during winter seasons in the market. Here's is the hot and delicious recipe for cold winter days.

Avarai Kottai Kulambu

And this recipe is going to participate in " MLLA- 19 " hosted by EC of Simple Indian Food and event started by Susan of The Well Seasoned cook.

Ingredients

  • Avarai Kottai - 150 gms
  • Onion - 2, chopped
  • Tomato, medium sized - 1, chopped
  • Green Chilly - 2, slit lengthwise
  • Red Chilly powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind Extract - 3 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

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Method
  • Pressure cook the beans for 3 to 4 whistles and keep aside.
  • Grind coconut to a fine paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it and allow it to splutter.
  • Next add onions and fry till it turns pink in color.
  • Then add tomatoes to it and cook for 3 Min's.
  • Add the pressure cooked beans and little water to it.
  • Add chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, tamarind extract and salt mix well and simmer for 5 Min's.
  • Then add coconut paste and cook for one Min or till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Finally add coriander leaves to it and serve with hot idlis.

36 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice presentation...lovely recipe

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow what a colorful picture, mocha kota kolambu is my fav with hot steamed rice!

Vrinda said...

i never tasted these beans,sounds gr8,nice presentation...

shanthi said...

Yummy kozhambu and well presented

Nandini said...

Wow! Tasty kuzhambu and beautiful picture.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Your photo make me hungry..looks delicious too...

Sushma Mallya said...

awesome click and so nicely presented....Nice recipe for this beans,will try it if i get some...

Rachana Kothari said...

Very beautifully presented and a nice and healthy recipe:)

Pari said...

Wow. this looks so good must try this combo.

Priyameena said...

Idli and Mochai Kulambu..hmm..hmm..Tasty!

Parita said...

What a gorgeous presentation!!

Pavithra said...

Hey I too almost do the same way.... Looks yummy dear..

Gulmohar said...

delectable..lovely presentation as always :-)

Gita said...

Wow, thats such a lovely presentation Valar...looks so good and tempting :)

Priya said...

Such a fantastic kuzhambu..looks marvellous..

suvaiyaana suvai said...

wow nice presentation!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice easy one....lovely presentation

Padma said...

One of my fav beans. Looks very tempting. Love to have with idli/dosas.

Khaugiri said...

Sounds interessting.... will give a try... nice presentatio Valar!

Khaugiri said...

Sounds interessting.... will give a try... nice presentatio Valar!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

New recipe Valar, sounds delicious with soft idlys. Superb click da:)

Dershana said...

i love mocha kottai and that's something i miss in the supermarket aisles out here. i do get whole avarai though. idli and mocha kottai kulambu look fantastic!

SriLekha said...

looks so yummy!

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ayyo valar, antha idli paaka pattu mathiri irukku..kulambu sollavey vendaam..very nice and well presented,w ell clicked

sowmya.s said...

yummy and nice picture...

Anupama said...

How I wish that plate right there in your picture was mine??!! Yummy kuzhambu and great combo :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love this very much,miss it a lot,eating this avarai kottai itself is an awesome experience :)

Nice photography valar!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats absolutely mouthwatering, my friend...wish I lived somewhere close to ur house, I will self-invite myself for this ethnic spread:) Very tempting pictures:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

My fav and I love to have this with Dosa and rice... The Kulambu has come out really well!!! Mouthwatering!!! Unfortunately we dont get any mochai here :(

Preety said...

its hard to decide that the pic is more beautiful or food looks more yummy:)

my kitchen said...

Nice presentation & delicious curry

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Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

It looks very delicious.
Beautiful pictures.
See soon.

Padhu said...

Kulambu looks tempting .Lovely clicks as usual.

Devi Meyyappan said...

wow!... wonderful presentation!!.. looks very very good :)

SriLekha said...

wow! that's looking yummy!

EFM - Mutton Series event is going on here (http://www.srishkitchen.com/2009/12/efm-mutton-series.html) and the deadline is feb.15th. join with us in the event!

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