Beans Pachadi or Dal curry:
This is different from normal dal curry in Chettinad region pacha di is made with any vegetable like Brinjal,Beans,Potato,Ladies finger ,Capsicum etc…with Dal and Tomatoes ,This dish is semi-liquid, unlike Sambar. This can be served with white rice,dosa ,and with curd rice.
Beans 15 nos
Toor Dal boiled- 1 cup
Onion chopped -1
curry leaves-1 spring
Coriander leaves chopped1tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Sambar masala powder-1 tsp
Salt-1 1/4 tsp
Tamarind extract (gooseberry size)
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Oil 3 tsp
Method to prepare:
Wash beans and cut into small pieces
Heat pan with 2 tsp of oil season with the above ingredients “For seasoning”.
Add chopped onion,curry leaves and cut beans saute until half cooked.
Add chopped Tomatoes and salt sautes until it leaves it to skin.
Add turmeric powder, Tamarind extract and sambar masala powder.
Add 1/2 cup of water and cook until the vegetables become soft.
Add boiled dal hing powder and allow it to boil for some time.
Switch off and add some chopped coriander leaves.
Transfer to serving bowl.