Notes: After mashing you won't be able to see the cluster beans or the brinjals as whole, but only partial should be visible. This should not be mashed using a food processor, but only with a masher. You can also use the back of a thick ladle if you don't have a lentil masher.
Mattikaya Vankaya Pullagura ~ Cluster Beans, Brinjal gravy
Cluster Beans/ Mattikaya/ Gawar Beans - 150 gms
Brinjal- 150 gms
Green Chili - 2 chil
Shallot / Small onions - 50 gms
Garlic pods - 3 -4
Tomatoes - 2 medium
Turmeric a pinch
Salt to taste
Tamarind - marble size
Oil - 2 tsp
Fenugreek / Methi
Curry leaves few
Method to prepare:Trim cluster beans and chop into 1" pieces, brinjals into squares.
Pan cook cluster beans with little water till done, drain the beans from water and keep aside.
Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, fenugreek, cumin, curry leaves and fry for a min.
Then add green chilies, shallot onions, garlic and fry again till onions turn brown.
Once the onions are done, add in the cooked cluster beans and fry for a min. Then add in the brinjal pieces.
Fry for 5 mins, till the brinjal turn colour. Then add chopped tomatoes, salt and turmeric and continue frying till tomatoes are little soft and cooked. Add 1 cup of water, simmer for 5 mins, then add tamarind.
Cook for another 5 mins, remove from stove, mash well using a lentil masher.
Serve with steamed rice.
Labels: Andhra Recipes, Gravies, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes