double beans kurma recipe
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Double Beans Kurma Recipe

Double Beans Kurma that is served as a side dish with chapathis and pulaos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Radhika

Ingredients

  • Double Beans - 100 gms
  • Onion - 1
  • Tomato - 1
  • Curry leaf - 1 sprig
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
  • Kal Paasi or black stone flower - 1 fat pinch
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

To be ground to a paste:

  • Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chili - 1
  • Giger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Garlic - 2 to 3 pods
  • Khus - Khus or poppy seeds - 1 tsp
  • Fried gram dal or chutney dal - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Ani seeds - 1/2 tsp

Instructions

Preparing Double Beans:

  • If you are using fresh ones, just remove them from their pod and use as such.
  • If using dried ones, you need to soak them overnight in water, drain, rinse with fresh water before adding to the dish.

For the Paste:

  • Take all the ingredients mentioned under “to be ground to a paste” in a mixie jar.
  • Add little water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

How to make Double Beans Kurma:

  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add kal paasi, cinnamon, bay leaf and sauté for few seconds till the aroma arises.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns pink.
  • Add curry leaves, finely chopped tomatoes with a pinch of salt and cook till it softens and breaks.
  • Add the ground paste and mix well.
  • Add double beans, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and mix well to combine.
  • Add 1 to 1-1/2 cups water approximately and ensure that it stands 2 inch above the contents in the cooker.
  • Give it a stir before closing with lid. Cook for 3 to 4 whistles over low flame before switching off.
  • Let the pressure subside by itself. Open the lid, sprinkle coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve this double beans kurma as a side dish to chapathis, pooris or with pulaos.