Hunna Huralikayi Huli / Mature green Beans curry

My favorite time of the year is here. The pick-your-own produce is in full swing and the farmer's market is full of vitality and colors. This past weekend we hit our favorite farm and loaded up on beautiful and fresh vegetables. We loved what we saw and we loved what we ate and are eating. This time around we got a bunch of our favorite vegetables including the bitter gourd, egg plants, capsicum including the purple ones, never seen that one before and the purple colored mature beans. I was delighted  to see the mature beans still hanging on the plants and decided to get a bunch of those. I hope I did not ruin the farmer-lady's plans of converting it to seeds for the next season. As usual Sunny boy had a great time at the farm. He picked a lot of good and not-so-good vegetables and then 'helped' me shell the beans too. They sure to grow up fast.

A sad update on my gardening venture. The past week's scorcher dried up most of my plants,including the sunflowers.My coriander did sprout. They were not irradiated after all, but they ended long before they could be on our table. May be I should try again,  the season is still long enough of a couple of attempts.

The mature green beans are a delicacy and we relish it very much. Traditionally, it is cooked with eggplants and potatoes in a curry and served with Akki Rotti or rice. This is our dinner tonight

We will need,

Mature green beans shelled and the skin discarded 1 cup
Eggplant cubed 2 cups
Potatoes cubed 1 cup
Huli Pudi/ Sambar powder 1.5 tsp
Tamarind concentrate 1/2 tsp
Onion 1 small
Coconut 1/2 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Hing a dash
Curry leaves a handful
Salt and Jaggery to taste

Method:
  • Peel the onion and discard the skin. Stick it to a metal skewer or a fork and hold it over the flame. Roast it till the skin develops charred spots. Remove from the fire and set it aside to cool.
  • Combine the coconut, Sambar powder, tamarind and the cooled onion in a blender and puree the mixture into a smooth paste along with a little water.
  • Remove the coconut paste into a thick bottom stock pot and add 2 cups of water. Bring it to a boil. Simmer and throw in the beans, eggplant and the potatoes. Cover and cook till the vegetables are tender.
  • Meantime, prepare the oggarane/tadka. Heat Ghee in a pan. Throw in the mustard seeds, Jeera, Hing and curry leaves in quick succession until they pop. Remove from  heat and pour the contents into the curry. 
  • Adjust salt and throw in a small piece of Jaggery. Stir well and remove from heat. Serve hot with Rice or Akki Rotti

9 comments:

Nagashree said...

Looks inviting, naanu avarekalinalli maadtini, swalpa similar huli :-).

Look forward to your preps with the farmer's market loot.

LG said...

Looks yummy ri, kaalu saaru andre keltira. Miss mudde with all sorts of kaalu saaru alva.

Btw, Berlotti beans na namma atte pink beans anta ne karitare, English nalli it is also known as Cranberry beans.

Akila said...

Looks delicious

Supriya's Rasoi said...

The curry looks delicious and inviiting. Read some of your posts you have a lovely space with so many mouhwatering recipes. Glad to follow you do visit my space in ur free time.

Santosh Bangar said...

delicious beans curry

Spice up the Curry said...

looks so delicious, love it

Priya said...

Wow never tried this mature green beans, nutritious curry.

Kannada Cuisine said...

@Nagashree.. yep! hope you will watch out :)

@LG..correct agi helidri..Kalu saaru/huli andre aste Mudde jote super..Never heard of the pink beans ri.

@thanks Akhila,Supriya,Santosh, Priya and Spiceupthecurry

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Huli looks yummmy