Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Green Beans and Potato Vegetable (Beans Batatey Upkari/ Batata Beans chi Bhaaji)

Upkari's are as easy as a breeze culinary preparation in Konkani custom. I love this recipe for the simple reason that the dish is easy to make and I have to spend less time in kitchen. I made Beans-Potato Upkari recently. The good thing is Potato goes well with any vegetable. Mom's old wise wisdom saves me most of the times when I am lost for recipes and quick dishes.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Potato (boiled and chopped into tiny squares) - 2 cups
Green Beans (chopped finely) - 1 cup

For seasoning:
Curry leaves - 4-5 leaves
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Red Chillies (Byadgi preferred) - 2

For Garnish:
Grated Coconut (fresh or frozen) - 1/3 cup

Boil Potatoes in pressure cooker and chop them into tiny squares and keep them aside. In deep pan, heat few spoons of ghee/ oil. Once the oil is heated up, add the mustard seeds, red chillies spilt into two and curry leaves. Once the popping of mustard seeds stop, add the chopped Potatoes and Beans and give a gentle stir. Add enough water just to soak 1/2 the vegetable quantity. Adjust salt as per taste. Bring to boil and simmer on low flame for 10-15 minutes. Once the vegetables are completely cooked and water is evaporated, turn off the flame and garnish with grated coconut. Serve warm with Rice and curry of choice.

1 comment:

  1. We too make this combo but in a very different style..your version looks deliciously inviting!


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