Anyway I am drifting away too much from the topic..what I wanted to say was the way my eating habits have changed.My amma is so surprised when I tell her I had papaya for breakfast,or had channe ghashi and beans pachadi for lunch,pej/kanji and bea upkari for dinner..!!I was a fussy eater at home.Amma used to think twice before preparing anything thinking whether I would eat it or not.I did not like most of the vegetables,fruits were only had when I had the 'mood' and food was gobbled up as it was some duty to fulfill.I feel very very bad that I behaved that way when I was young,feel very sorry for amma.
Brown channa/Bengal gram/Chickpeas - 200 gms
Drumsticks - 2,cut into 2' size
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Roasted red chillies - 6(mix of normal and byadgi chillies)
Tamarind - 1 small piece,channa size
For the seasoning
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Soak the channa overnight or for 6 hours and cook in a pressure cooker till soft and well cooked.
Cook the drumsticks seperately till tender,add to the channa.
Make a smooth paste of coconut,red chillies and tamarind using enough water.
Add it to the channa-drumstick,salt to taste and bring to boil.
Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Prepare seasoning in a frying pan with oil,splutter mustard seeds and jeera,add curry leaves.
Add the seasoning to the boiling curry.
Serve hot with rice.
Also check out my Channe ghashi-Kerala style prepared with Soi bhajil masol.