Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls
by Tarla Dalal
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Unfussy cooking with just tomatoes and onions helps highlight the nutty flavour of beans. Here, the addition of potato balls transforms a simple mixed beans curry into a more elaborate delicacy, without losing its basic nature. The addition of cashews or peanuts provides a much needed crunch in the midst of the potato mash, making the mixed beans curry with potato balls an all-rounder.
- Soak rangoon na vaal and rajma in enough water in a bowl and keep aside overnight.
- Next day, drain, add enough water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Drain the beans and keep aside.
- Combine the tomatoes and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the tomatoes turn soft.
- Cool slightly, blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Strain using a strainer and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add the prepared tomato pulp, green chillies, chilli powder, sugar, salt and the cooked beans, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Remove from the flame and keep aside.
- Dip the bread slice in water for 15 seconds. Squeeze out all the water and crumble the bread.
- Combine the crumbled bread with all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry, a few potato balls at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Just before serving, reheat the beans curry, add the potato balls, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||423.1 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.2 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1 mg|
|Vitamin C||29.4 mg|
|Folic Acid||36.4 mcg|
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