Sunday, May 6, 2018

White Rice , Kokam Saaru /Rasam with Ground Paste ,Beans Palya .

White Rice , Kokam Saaru /Rasam with Ground Paste ,Beans Palya .

Kokam Saaru /Rasam with Ground Paste 
  • Dried Kokam -6 to 8 
  • Water ..1 cup (Boiled ) 
  • Jaggery .. 2 Gooseberry size , powder it by crushing .. adjust as per the sweetness .
  • Salt to taste 

To Grind to a fine paste 
  • Grated coconut -1 cup 
  • Green Chillies-1 or 2 adjust as per spice 

  • Oil ..2 tsp 
  • Garlic Flakes - 5 ( chopped )
  • Urid dhal ..1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chilly - 1 broken 
  • Curry leaves ..1 sprig 

Wash  the kokam petals as to remove any dirt n add it in 1 glass of boiled water n keep it covered for about 1/2 an hour . Then squeeze the petals well n discard it . Add crushed jaggery  to the kokam water n Keep aside till all the jaggery melts .

Grind the grated coconut   with green chillies to a fine paste adding very little water . 

Now add this finely ground paste to the kokam water , along with salt n little water for saar consistency . 

In a pan add oil , splutter mustard seeds , add urid dhal n roast for a while then add chopped garlic n roast till brown , add broken dry red chilly n curry leaves n stir for a few seconds n Pour this to the Ground kokam rasam .

Beans Palya ..
  • Tender Beans ..1/4 th kg
  • Green chilly -3
  • Mustard seeds ..1 tsp
  • Jaggery ..2 ,  Chick pea size ,crushed to powder 
  • Salt to taste

  • Oil ..2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds ..1/4 th tsp
  • Chana Dhal ..1 tsp
  • Urid Dhal ..1 tsp
  • Curry leaves ..1 sprig
  • Turmeric powder..1/4 th tsp 

  • Chopped Coriander leaves ..2 tsp
  • Grated Coconut ..1 tblsp
  • Lemon Juice ..1 tsp


    Wash n crush or pound the green chilly 

    With rolling pin crush the mustard seeds 

    Wash and chop the beans to  2 inch  pieces.

    Add oil in a kadai n splutter  mustard seeds , then add chana dhal and urad dhal, fry it till golden brown . Add curry leaves n stir again for few seconds .Add the crushed or pounded green chilly n stir for a second , then  add the chopped  green beans, turmeric powder n fry it for a minute or 2.Add water,   cover the kadai n allow it cook on the medium flame . When almost cooked , add the crushed mustard seeds, jaggery powdered , salt n cook till all the water evaporates .Switch off and add chopped coriander leaves , grated coconut n lime juice n mix well .  .

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