Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thingalavrya Song ~ White Navy Beans Cooked in a Tangy spicy Gravy

I admire people who cook according to a time-table they’ve set for themselves.A while back,I had read in Vanitha Pachakam about a Muslim couple who have been having a pattern of sorts when it came to their breakfast,lunch,tea and dinner.Of course there were some modifications here and there,or else it might get monotonous,but the basic menu remains the same.

When it comes to our tradition,there are people who strictly follow the rules for certain pulses on few days of the week.For example,Fridays would be Channa,Saturdays would be Kulith/Horse gram and Monday for Thingalavro/Navy beans.I try to follow the Friday-Channa routine to an extent.According to ma-in-law,these are some simple traditions made by the older generation so that people include pulses in their menu at least twice or thrice a week,good logic,eh?

I usually make a Saarupkari[Recipe below] or Kolmbo using Thingalavro.Inspired by the pictures in KAF,I made a spicy curry with it called Song[similar to Batata Song].Song is a tangy curry which goes well with Rice as well as Rotis.



Thingalavrya Song ~ Navy Beans cooked in a Tangy,spicy Gravy

Ingredients

Thingalavro/Navy beans – ½ cup,soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours
Red chillies – 2-3[roasted in ½ tsp oil]
Tamarind – a small pea size
Onion – 1,big,chopped
Tomato- 1 big,chopped
Oil – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method

Cook the beans in a pressure cooker for 20-25 minutes or till soft[shouldn’t become mushy].
Grind to a smooth paste the roasted chillies and tamarind.
In a kadai,add oil and sauté the onions till they start turning golden brown.
Add the ground masala and the chopped tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Mix in the cooked beans and salt to taste.
Let the curry come to a rolling boil,then reduce flame and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot!

Thingalavrya Saarupkari - Soak the beans overnight and cook till soft.In a kadai,prepare seasoning of crushed Garlic and red chillies.Mix in the cooked beans and add salt to taste.A simple yet hearty curry!!

20 comments :

  1. spicy and wow wht a color of the gravy...mouthwatering...

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  2. Wow Beans gravy luks gr8 yar,i can feel the taste,realy nice dish.Beautiful presentation.

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  3. THINGALAVRYA SONGIS NEW TO ME.WILL TRY THIS FOR SURE.SAARUPKARI IS MY FAV.I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO UR BLOG.

    SUDHA BORKAR

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  4. DIvya even i never tried tingalavro song... I gues its a must try now...:)

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  5. this looks spicy! love the color of the curry!

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  6. I admire ppl like that too, but then i don't think i want to be like them, here i never know whati am going to eat, i just go with the glow, but then on weekends, i might put more effort as one has much more time to enjoy the food one makes.
    Love the bean curry.

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  7. Nutritious and protein packed gravy, gravy looks super catchy and healthy..

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  8. Both looks simple and awesome, i usually have a menu plan like moday:sambar- tues: egg gravy, etc..., but only veggie are differents each week.

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  9. Nice navy beans gravy,loved the curry.

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  10. Thingalyavoru was one of my faves as child, used to hv koddyel though..this dish looks sooo comforting n m longing for mom-made koddyel now! :)

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  11. Wow!!! it looks spicy. Love the recipe, looks very easy and tasty.

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  12. Oh! This looks so delicious!

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  13. Wow Divya,

    Yum and what a colour for the gravy???? Have you sent it for My Legume Love Affair???

    Shobha

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  14. I can never follow a regular timetable when it comes to cooking, divya..:)..
    The curry reminds me of baked beans they serve for english Bfs.its sweet...yours is perfect!!..spicy and Indian!!
    ...:)should add your name too in my cheese post.... you were the one who let me know abt amul in Spencer's! :)...Cooker idea is by Swapna ;) :)!!

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  15. I love any type of beans curry...I made this with few other beans the other day..looks tempting! do drop in sometimes..

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  16. woo looks soo attractive and healthy dish..

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  17. Lovely recipe..looks too good and yummy.. healthy one too!!!

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Divya.

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