Double Beans puzhi kuzhambu | Dry beans gravy

Double Beans puzhi kuzhambu | Dry beans gravy is a puzhi Kuzhambu prepared from double beans, pearl onions, garlic cloves, tomato, red chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, Kush Kush, grated coconut, turmeric powder, tamarind and salt.

Fresh raw double beans is available in Chennai markets. But here in Mumbai I do not get it. But we can get dry double beans in super markets, which should be soaked in water overnight before using. This is a very tasty kuzhambu that can be used as side dish for idli, dosa or rice. It is very easy to prepare if you follow the steps given below carefully.

Ingredients:-

  • double beans – 1 cup (if dry beans soak in water overnight)
  • pearl onions – 10 number
  • garlic cloves/ poondu – 10 number
  • tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • curry leaves – few
  • turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • tamarind paste – 1 tsp
  • salt – to taste
Salt and tamarind paste
Salt and tamarind paste

To grind:-

  • red chilly powder – 1 tsp
  • coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds/ sombu – 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds/ seeragam – 1/2 tsp
  • Poppy seeds/ kush kush – 1/4 tsp
  • grated coconut – 2 tblsp
Red chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut.
Red chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut.

For seasoning:-

  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and pepper corns – pinch
  • for garnishing – 1 tsp of ghee

Method:-

1. If you were using a dry double beans soak it in water over night and cook in a pressure cooker for five minutes in low flame after you get a whistle. If it is raw you can cook at once. Once pressure is released open and keep aside.

Cooked double beans
Cooked double beans

2. Chop onions, garlic and tomatoes.

Pearl onions, garlic cloves, chopped tomato and curry leaves.
Double Beans puzhi kuzhambu | Dry beans gravy – ingredients – Pearl onions, garlic cloves, chopped tomato and curry leaves.

3. Grind the spices given under ‘To grind’ into a fine paste in a mixie.

Ground paste of red chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut.
Ground paste of red chilly powder, coriander powder, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut.

4. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan. Add all the ingredients under seasoning and wait to splutter.

Seasoning in fry pan
Seasoning in fry pan

5. Now add chopped pearl onions, garlic cloves, tomato and curry leaves. Fry for a few minutes.

Chopped veggies added to fry pan
Chopped veggies added to fry pan

6. When it starts sticking to the pan, add a cup of water with 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder. Close and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Water added
Water added

7. When it is well cooked and becomes soft, add the ground masala mix along with tamarind and salt.

Ground masala mix, salt and tamarind added.
Ground masala mix, salt and tamarind added.

8. Mix well and add cooked double beans to the kuzhambu. Add water according to your needed consistency. Close and cook in low flame for 5 minutes till raw smell goes and beans sucks the taste of salt and spices.

Cooked double beans added
Cooked double beans added

9. Transfer to as serving bowl, garnish with a tsp of ghee to get a good taste and flavour.

Ready to serve double beans kuzhambu.
Double Beans puzhi kuzhambu | Dry beans gravy

Other recipe with double beans in my website Double beans masala recipe

 

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