Avarekalu Sagu is a very good accompaniment for Chapati,roti's, Dosa's and rice.This is an authentic karnataka recipe.Whenever we get this field beans in the market,we make this Gravy. It also goes well with Ragi Mudde, Akki Roti, Rava Roti,dosa's, idli and rice.
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp.
pepper - 1/2 tsp [25-30 seeds].
fennel seeds - 15.
Red chillies - 4 or 5.
Garlic - 3.
Pearl onion - 10.
coconut - 1/2 cup.
Saute Everything, by adding a tsp of oil, together in a medium flame, except coconut.When onions turns light Golden brown colour, and also you get nice aroma from spices, switch off the flame, add coconut, give a quick mix, & grind everything into a fine paste by adding water & needed salt.
- Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds, when it sizzles, add onions,saute till onions turns translucent,then add field beans(avarekalu), saute well for 3 to 4 min, when you get good aroma of field beans(Avarekalu),add 2 + 1/2 cups of water .(Adjust water according to consistency).
- When the field beans became soft, (it takes 8 - 10 minutes to soft, cook it covered for faster cooking) then add ground paste,salt. Mix well.
- let it boil for few more minutes,mash the avarekalu slightly with ladle, as shown in the picture, so that it combines well gravy.
- Serve hot with Ragi Mudde,roti, chapathi and rice.
other korma varieties
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