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Alasande- Hesaru kaalu Jeerige Bendi:

It is nothing but Yard long beans and whole green gram with cumin flavoured coconut gravy.

This is an age-old combination and a traditional recipe from Mangalore. Jeerige Bendi is very mild, flavorful and not spicy. It can be enjoyed with hot rice, Whole wheat Roti’s, Dosa or Rice rotti.

Ingredients:

Yard long beans / Alasande – 250 grams

Green gram – 1 cup

Coconut – 1 bowl

Cumin – 1 teaspoon

Dried Red chilli – 2

Salt

Jaggery – ½ teaspoon

Red chilli powder – ½ teaspoon

Tamarind – peanut size.

Seasoning: Coconut oil – 1tsp, mustard – 1 teaspoon, Red chilli -1, curry leaves – 1 spring.

Method:

  • Wash green gram and soak it overnight.
  • Next day, wash yard long beans and make one inch pieces.
  • Cook Soaked green gram with sufficient water, salt, jaggery and red chilli powder.
  • When it is half done, add chopped yard long beans and cook.
  • Meanwhile, grind coconut, red chillies, cumin and tamarind into a smooth paste and add this paste to cooked vegetable and boil.
  • Check for the salt and add seasoning.
  • For seasoning, heat oil, add mustard, red chilli. When mustard starts spluttering, add curry leaves and pour this into boiled curry.

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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