Alasande kaalu badanekayi palya and CMT Kathol round up

It is time to the round up of CMT-Kathol. before I summarise the entries, I would like to thank everyone who took out some time to cook something relevant to this event and send it. I had made alasande kaalu (black eyed peas) badanekayi (brinjal) palya. Brinjal compliments almost all types of peas. You can just replace black eyed peas with any kind of kaalu or peas.  It is simple with minimum ingredients and easy to make too.

Alasande Kaalu Badanekayi Palya:

Cooked Alasande Kallu/Cooked black eye peas: 1 cup
Brinjal : 2 (medium sized)
Green chilli paste: as required
Salt
Ginger as required (optional)

Oggarane: Oil, mustard, Uddinabele/chanadal, redchillies, curry leaves, asafoetida

1. Cook brinjal and alasande kaalu in pressure cooker and set it aside.
2. Cut brinjals into small pieces
3. Heat oil  in a pan, add mustard. When mustard stops popping add asafoetida powder and uddinabele. When bele turns brown add curry leaf, redchillies and fry for a fraction of a second. Add in brinjals.
4.Mix well, cover and cook till brinjals are soft. When brinjals are mushy, mash them. Add ginger, green chilli paste, alasande kaalu, salt and mix well. Warm the mixture and taste to adjust the seasonings. Serve when it is warm. 



Non-Blogger Recipe for the event:

Rajma Cheese Sprouts Curry by Sandhya Gunari
Thank you Sandhya for sharing your tasty and nutritious recipe with us.

Ingredients:
Rajma: 1 cup
Grated cheese: 1/2 cup
Bean Sprouts: 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste: 1 spoon
Finely chopped tomatoes: 1 cup
Onions cut lengthwise: 1/2 cup
Potatoes (optional): 1/s cup
Green chillies and salt: as required
Methi powder: a pinch
Curd: 1 tea spoon
Pudina leaves (optional) finely chopped: 1/4 cup


Soak rajmas overnight and boil them. In a kadai, make the seasoning, add finely chopped tomatoes, onions, potatoes, ginger garlic paste, green chillies and methi powder and allow these to be cooked well. Then add sprouts, curd, pudina and rajma. After a while, add the grated cheese and bring to boil. Top it with coriander or sauce. Goes very well with puri, chapati or rice.

Nutritional Value
The nutritional value of this dish is rajma, sprouts and cheese are rich in protein while curd and pudina has a cooling effect on the stomach.
Below are the entries from Bloggers:







Another entry by Madhavi of Vegetarian Medley blog : Black and Butter Beans Subji .
Jayashri has sent Black Chana stirfry with Quinoa

Thank you all for making this event a yummiest one. I hope to try them all :-) .

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