Papdichya Shenga is nothing but double beans these are almost always cooked with potatoes. This recipe is quite tasty as it has a bit of garlic in it. Its one of the three bhaajis Aaji made for me when I visited her.
1/2 kg fresh double bean pods
1 cup fine chopped onions
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic crushed
2 potatoes diced
1-2 green chillies
1 teaspoon Koli masala Or (1/2 teaspoon Kala masala+ 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder)
1-2 inch piece of jaggery
1 table spoon oil
salt to taste
Heat the oil in a flat pan add the chillies stir then add onions fry till transluscent after that add the garlic and fry a bit. Now add the Koli masala or the kala masala, red chili powder and turmeric. Stir for 2 mins. Add the potatoes and chopped double beans. Make sure it is mixed well after adding salt. Cover and cook till done after mixing in the jaggery. It should cook pretty well without water but just in case it goes dry and the potatoes still are half cooked sprinkle just little bit water cover and cook.
You might have noted that Aaji's hand is free on oil even at her age and she loves a generous layer of oil on the bhaajis. I love it too for a change. Else I always measure 2 teaspoons for 2, per meal. She also wanted to garnish this bhaaji with coconut but I stopped her as the Tomatochi Bhaaji had loads of it and that was enough in a single meal.
I was a kid in the time of black and white TV when on one sunday afternoon I saw this punjabi lady make this dish on TV. After that many a ...
In Karnataka if you ask most people what is their favorite type of sambhar you will get an echo of Chakota Huli as the answer. Most people o...
In Thal my Koli people are very fond of Methi or Fenugreek. They love it as a herb and even in their sweet, can't believe it read ...
Many years ago, for the first time I read about Eeya Chombu on this lovely blog called Saffron Hut . I was totally smitten by this ...
काय गो, कांज्याला काय केलस ? अशी जिथे एकमेकींना साद घातली जाते, त्या समाजात खाद्यसंस्कृती ही प्रेमाने जपली जाते हे नक्की समजावे. मी ह्याच स...
Here you will find the true taste of Thal. Through the recipes I want to share with you my bond with my roots as a Koli. When I was 8 yrs...
My friend, Shaliesh who thinks I know a little bit about old world recipes one day asked me if I knew to make Ravan Pithale. I had never...
In the last post I did mention that I don't deprive the elders at home of their favorite tastes though I am cooking healthy most ti...
Made with Bhavnagri sev (16 Aug 08) Phulka, Farsan bhaaji, Kachumbar, chutney, Mithi Kairi and Pears. Like the Three Faces of Eve I wonder h...
Name the Wild Greens you see here. They are runners with green globule like flowers. Probably these are babies. My Sopu/ leafy vegetab...