Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Avere vaghu (Amara vithu)
This is a recipe which is generally prepared during fasting days because in this no onion or no garlic is used. The method given here is my mother-in-law’s method.
Avaro (amara seed) -- 1 cup
Tomatoes -- 2 to 3
Chilly powder -- 2 tbsp (according to taste it can vary)
Hing -- ½ tsp
Mustard seeds -- ½ tsp
Methi seeds -- ¼ tsp
Coriander powder -- 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
Coriander leaves chopped -- 2tbsp
Soak Avaro for 5 to 6 hours and pressure cook.
Heat oil in kadai, add mustard seeds, methi, curry leaves, hing powder, chilly powder and coriander powder fry for 5 minutes in a low flame then add chopped tomatoes and cooked Avaro and chopped coriander leaves. Boil it for 10 to 15 minutes. This is a semi dry curry. Goes well with chappathi or rice as side dish.