Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Val / Hyacinth Beans Sambhar

Val/Hyacinth beans r known as Mochai in Tamil...few days back i prepared as sambhar with val/hyacinth beans just for a change, i usually prepared them as Kuzhambhu with tamarind extract n other spices...i felt that this sambhar was also too good n everyone at home liked it much..this is completely a protein packed gravy coz of beans n dals, used for making this gravy..Sending to CWS- Hyacinth Beans guest hosted by Siri.

1/2cup Val / Hyacinth beans
1/2cup Toor dal (cooked)
1no Onion chopped
1no Tomato chopped
2nos Green chillies(slit opened)
1tsp Vadagam r  mustard seed +urad dal
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Sambhar powder
5nos Curry leaves

Soak the dry val beans in water a day before r else overnite.. pressure cook them upto 2 hisses.. keep aside..

Heat oil in a pan n add the vadagam, asafoetida powder n let them splutters, vadagam is a typical tamilian seasoning balls usually they r prepared one year before,which will give a special aroma to gravies also while preparing greens..if u dont have vadagam no problem u can prepare the tempering by mustard seeds n urad dal...add the chopped onion n tomato piees n let them cook for a while..add the green chillies n cooked toor dal with enough salt n water n bring them to boil..

Add the sambhar powder n cooked val /hyacinth beans to the boiling dal n cook until the veggies get well cooked..add the curry leaves n put off the stove..

Goes awesome with hot rice topped with ghee n served with papads!!!


Ann said... Reply To This Comment

oops..yes,the beans is full of proteins..but you made a sambar out of it..interesting...loves your spirit

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

hey samepinch I also posted for same event today nice combo mixing mochai and tour looks intresting will try next time

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting and definitely a powerhouse of protein, good one!

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Great entry, love it! :))

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

My mom makes sambar and kuzhambu too. We all love both ways. Good one!

Pavithra Kodical said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe, healthy too..

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

this looks unique and great..

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

very different. never heard of hyacinth beans. :) nalla iruku paaka.

yeah nethu nalla thoonginen priya :)

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

yummy yummy sambar and healthy too yaar..

LG said... Reply To This Comment

I usually don't add toor dal to beans sambar, this variation looks yumm.

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

something new to me. Looks yummy.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks friends for stopping by n leaving ur comments

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for the lovely entries priya...expecting more..:))