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Monday, 19 July 2010

Lobia( black eyed peas)- 1cup( soaked overnight and pressure cooked)
Plantain( peeled and cubed)-1
Onion medium finely chopped-1
Salt to taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds 1tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Dry red chilly-3
Curry leaves- 1sprig
Oil- 2tbsp

Grind following to smooth paste
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Grated coconut-5tbsp
Garlic clove-6
Green chilly-2

Heat oil in a pan, when hot add the tempering ingredients and allow the mustard to crackle. Next add the chopped onions and saute for a minute, then add the plantain and saute for few more mins. Now add the lobia, ground paste, turmeric powder, required salt and 1/4 cup water. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the flame and cook till the raw banana is tender. Once the raw banana is done, remove the lid, increase the heat and cook till the gravy is thick and dry. Serve hot with steamed rice or appam.


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