May 27, 2009

BOBBRLU SORAKAYA KURMA (BLACK EYED PEA AND BOTTLE GOURD KURMA)

Legumes are a power house food which is a boon for vegetarians,because they contain high protein, fiber and iron . Legumes are classified as a meat alternative. because like meat they contain a high amount of protein but no fat and cholesterol.Especialy this black eyed peas is best sourse of fiber and it controls blood pressure and remove cholesterol from the body, a high amount of potassium too. so try to add 1 or 2 times or more them 2 time a week in your meal as a salad or a curry or you can make so many yummy soups too. And I am here with my recipe . BOBBARLU SORAKAYA KURMA ..................
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INGREDIENTS:----
Alasandalu (bobbarlu, black eyed peas) --- 1 cup
Sorakaya --- 1 small (bottle gourd)
Onion --- 1 big
Tomato – 1 big
Green chilies – 5no. (according to your taste you can reduce to 1 or 2 green chilies)
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tea sp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tea sp (according to your taste if you don't want spicy then just remove red chili powder from the list)
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tab sp
Cloves --- 4no.
Cinnamon – 1 inch pieces – 2no.
Cardamom – 3no.
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tea sp
Mustard seeds – 1/4 tea sp
FOR MASALA: ---
Grated coconut – 3 tab sp
Poppy seeds – 1 tab sp (soak in warm water for 10 min.)
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Garlic – 7 cloves
Fennel seeds – 1 tea sp
Coriander powder – 1 tea sp
Mellon seeds – 1tea sp

METHOD:-----
1. Grind all masala ingredients with little water in to a smooth paste and leave a side.

2. Wash and Soak black eyed peas in 1 & 1/2 cup water for over night.
3. Peel the skin of bottle gourd and remove the seeds and cut in to bite size pieces.
4. Peel the onion and chop very finely or grate and cut green chilies in to small pieces.
5. Drop tomato in warm water for 5 min. and then remove the skin and chop very finely.
6. Now heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fry for a minute.
7. Then add chopped onion and green chilies and fry till onion become soft.
Add chopped tomato and cook till tomato became soft and mash.
8. Then add turmeric powder, red chili powder mix well and add ground masala and fry till oil leave the sides of the pan (if the masala is sticking to the pan then add 1 tab sp water and fry continuously).
9. Now add soaked black eyed peas with water and bottle gourd pieces mix well and cover with the lid and cook for 2 whistles.
Remove from heat and let it cool and open the lid mix well.
10. Serve hot with rice or roti
And also a very good combination with dosa, idli and appam too.
Enjoy your meal

This black eyed peas kurma goes to MLLA -Eleventh Helping at Lori s Taste with The Eyes
and event started by Susan of The Well - Seasoned cook.

31 comments:

Superchef said...

liked the ingredients used for the masala. Mustve been delicious!

DEESHA said...

nice curry .. and very healthy too

Parita said...

Delicious curry...interesting combination of ingredients in masala!!!

Aparna Prabhu said...

Must try this recipe... i liked it nd we too call balck eyed beans as alsande bee

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy and delicious.Love the kurma.The combo is new to me.

Prathibha said...

Lovely kurma.....looks rich n yummy..

Ushanandini said...

Looks delicious and colorful! Healthy too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never tasted these beans....curry looks flavurful and yum....

Valarmathi said...

Lovely kurma. Nice combo. Looks delicious.

Priya said...

Wow Rekha, thats a new combo for me..Delicious Curry!

Priti said...

Nice pic ...looks gud

Kalyani said...

curry looks delicious & tempting ....

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

looks yummy. very nice click as always.

ARUNA said...

kurma looks awesome Rekha!

Shreya said...

love the combo! never tried black eyed peas with another vegetable..grt recipe..

Suparna said...

hi,
Blackeyed peas and bottle gourd in a creamy kurma looks good.

Pooja said...

Yummmmy kurma...chala bagundi rekha and nice combo..Neenu eppudu vinaledu.....

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sorakaya and BEP are a great combo the kurma looks very creamy and looks very delicious!!!

notyet100 said...

this is new for me,..looks yummy too

Lisa said...

Gorgeous! I am always looking for new ways to enjoy black eyed peas.

Pavithra said...

Looking so yummy and lovely.. So healthy.. Nice clicks

Cham said...

Very different combo and looks super delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

Yummmmmmmm..thick rich Khurma Rekha.:)

Dolon said...

Hi .
I never cooked black eyed peas with bottle ground . This sound new for me . Will try next time . Your recipe looks delicious .
Do visit my blog @ http://doloncookbook.blogspot.com/

Nithya Praveen said...

Must have turned out to be amazing.....loved the ingredients lists:)

Purva Desai said...

lovely combo....a must try......have bookmarked it

Usha said...

Love the sound of this kurma, looks really inviting !

Yasmeen said...

Love such hearty kurma with beans:)

meeso said...

Thanks for visiting me... this kurma looks SO mouthwatering!

Varunavi said...

Nice combo rekha,heard it for first time.Lots of post to catch,will be back :)

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds absolutely delicious! Love black-eyed peas. And I'll take mine with the full dose of green chiles, thank you.
Lori Lynn