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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Black Beans Curry and Potato

Yeah, I am still alive and thanks for all my fellow bloggers who kept visiting me all these days and kept in touch with me via mails and orkut... Thanks again for remembering me... I must apologize for this disappearing act of mine that is so unlikely that I disappeared for 4 months :( Sorry again... Now to the recipe...

Black Bean Curry


Black Beans - 1 Can, drained and washed
Onion - 1 Medium
Pearl Onions - 6 Ground
Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
Curry Leaves - 1 stalk
Red Dried Chillies - 5-6 numbers
Tamarind - Small lemon size
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Paste - 2-3 tbsps
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil - 2tbsps
Cilantro for garnishing


1. Powder Corriander Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Red Dried Chillies, Curry Leaves and set aside.
2. Heat Oil in a wok, add Mustard Seeds, when the Oil sizzle add chopped Onion and Turmeric Powder.
3. Add the Pearl Onion Paste and Saute for a few mins. Mix in the Black Beans, Salt and the ground powder (1).
4. Stir in Water and check for Salt, when the curry starts boiling add the Tamarind Water and let it stand for a few more mins.
5. Once the Curry starts thickening add the Coconut Milk and Garnish with Cilantro.

Potato & Sweet Peas


Potato - 5 Medium, boiled, peeled and chopped
Sweet Peas - 1 cup frozen, washed
Onion - 1/4 Medium chopped
Red Dried Chillies - 4 numbers
Cooiking Oil - 3 tbsps
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1/2"
Garlic - 5 pods
Salt to taste
Cilantro for garnishing


1. Heat Oil in a pan, when hot add the Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Red Chillies when they splutter add chopped Onion.
2. When Onion changes color crush in Ginger and Garlic using a press or add Ginger-Garlic Paste cook until Oil seperates.
3. Add Turmeric Powder and Potatoes. Once the Potatoes are coated with the Turmeric add the Sweet Peas.
4. Adjust Salt and let it cook for a few mins. Garnish with Cilantro.

Serve with: Rice


Priya said...

Hi Ramya..Welcome Back to Blogsphere..missed u n ur recipes, was wondering wat happened to u..Delicious dishes, love the blackbean curry n drooling over the potato curry yum yum!!, a prefect come back dear..

doggybloggy said...

both of these dishes look delicious - and welcome back.

Divya Vikram said...

Welcomme back! Lovely curry recipe!

Lizzy said...

These look amazing!

jayasree said...

Welcome back. Nice to see u back to blogging. Both the recipes look yummy.

Asha said...

Welcome back, glad to see your recipes again.
Love Black bean dish and aloo dish looks mouthwatering! :)

Happy cook said...

Welcome back, i love love that black bean curry, itlooks so os yummydelicous.

Valarmathi said...

Great to see u back. I like the black bean curry. Very nice color. And aloo looks fantastic.

raaji said...

hey ramya....
Welcome back....Been a long time ...Hope u had a gr8 time....looking forward for more recipes...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Ramya, welcome back, I was wondering what happened to you :) back with a lovely dish, looks delicious!

Sharmi said...

Hey welcome back! hope to see you regularly !!

Malar Gandhi said...

Ramya, I really missed you so much. Good that you are back, welcome to blogging. Curry looks perfect...guess its easy to fix too!

Vicky Xavier. said...

Welcome back dear. A curry with black bean looks so innovative. Potato peas curry favo.. yummy:)

Yasmeen said...

glad to see you back with hearty curries,looks very appetizing:)

vidhas said...

Hi Ramya, Welcome back. I used to visit your blog and wondered what happend? Lovley blacks beans curry and potato peas curry. Awesome clicks.

DEESHA said...

good to see you back Ramya .. some great comfort food out there .. keep blogging

Vibaas said...

hey, u r finally back. good to see u again :D Both black peas curry and potatos look yum!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice clicks,,.. perfect entries..

Uma said...

Good to see you after a while Ramya! How are you? both curries look awesome. Mouth-watering!:)

Ramya Bala said...

awesome combo..welcome back ramya :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

Welcome back dear...missed u and ur recipes...lovely comfort healthy recipe

Jaya said...

good to see you back :),with such a healthy black bean curry and potato/peas recipe...yum..
hugs and smiles

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nice to see you back with finger licking food.....

Pavithra said...

Curry is looking very tempting, Nice pictures too

Supriya Nair said...

The Aloo is so tempting...hey also liked the fact info on Pasta...Love any vegetarian pastas...Cheers for the info...

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