Wednesday, 19 August 2015

BLACK EYED BEAN / ALASANDE BEE MASALA



BLACK EYED BEAN MASALA

WHAT YOU NEED:

Black eyed bean / Alasande bee - 1/2 cup, cooked

Onion - 1 , chopped

Tomato - 1 big, chopped

Garlic - 3-4 cloves, chopped

Ginger - 1/2 inch piece, chopped

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - a pinch

Garam masala - 1/2 tsp

Cloves - 2

Cardamom pods - 1-2

Cinnamon stick - a small piece

Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp / to taste

Butter - a big blob

Salt - to taste

Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
ALASANDE BEE MASALA

BLACK EYED BEAN / ALASANDE BEE MASALA

HOW TO MAKE:

Heat 1 tbsp oil in kadahi.

Add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.

Then add garlic and ginger, saute for a minute.

Add chopped onions, fry till they are little brown.

Now add chopped tomato, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and turmeric powder. Fry till tomatoes are mushy.

Now grind the mixture in to fine paste.

Again heat a tbsp oil in kadahi. When hot add the masala. Fry the masala till the raw smell goes off.

Now add cooked bean and mix well.

Add garam masala, red chilli powder and salt. Stir well.

Add a blob of butter. It adds additional taste.

Keep the masala dry.

Finally add coriander leaves.

Serve Alasande bee masala with chappati or phulkas.

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