Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry)

Protein rich lobia/black eyed beans pressure cooked and simmered with ground masala paste

Nithya Anantham
Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry)
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Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe is a Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry that is served along with steamed rice. Malnad is a region in Karnataka covering the western ghats and its unique cuisine is categorised by its generous use of coconut, mint, coriander along with the whole garam masala in its recipes. Since, the region is usually cooler, the food is a bit spicier as compared to the rest of the Karnataka state. The jaggery is almost not used in its recipes. Alasande Kaalu Saaru is a healthy and spicy black eyed beans or lobia cooked in a traditional malnad masala paste.

Serve the Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry) along with Steamed Rice, Gorikayi Palya Recipe, Akki Peni Sandige and Spicy Tomato Pickle Recipe for a simple yet delightful weeknight dinner.

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Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups Black Eyed Beans (Lobia) , soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato , finely chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Sunflower Oil
  • Salt , to taste
  • Ingredients for the masala paste  
  • 1 Onion , roughly chopped
  • 1 Tomato , roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Ginger , roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) , tightly packed
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)

How to make Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry)

  1. To begin making the Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry), wash and soak the black eyed peas overnight. In the morning pressure cook with enough water for 2 whistles using a pressure cooker and keep aside.

  2. Grind all the ingredients mentioned for the ground masala to a fine paste with a little water using a mixer grinder.

  3. Heat oil in a wide saucepan, add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick and oil become fragrant.

  4. Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves and let it splutter.

  5. Once they splutter, add the onions and saute until it turns translucent.

  6. Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.

  7. Once they are mushy, add the ground masala paste and saute for about 5 minutes, until the raw smell goes away.

  8. Add in the cooked black eyed peas, enough water, season with salt and mix well.

  9. Let the gravy simmer for about 10 minutes.

  10. Add the garam masala powder, garnish with coriander leaves, mix and switch off the heat.

  11. Serve the Alasande Kaalu Saaru Recipe (Malnad Style Black Eyed Beans Curry) along with Steamed Rice, Gorikayi Palya RecipeAkki Peni Sandige and Spicy Tomato Pickle Recipe for a simple yet delightful weeknight dinner.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:02
     
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