Sunday, December 30, 2018

Hitukavare Masala - A Spicy Curry using Skinned Field Beans

The long awaited season is here! The all-encompassing aroma of Avrekaalu / Field Beans hangs thick in the air. Every home is churning out Avarekai dishes to celebrate the season. Hitukavare or Hitukubele is a delicacy and is a connoisseur's delight. Field beans is soaked and then squeezed out or pinched one at a time and the 'raw lentil' thus obtained is called Hitukavare or Hitukubele. Here is a recipe for a hot and spicy Hitukavare Masala which is an ideal dish suitable for winter. Tastes delicious on a golden toast.

Hitukavare/ Hitukubele - 2 cups
Onion (Finely chopped) - 1 cup
Tomatoes (Finely Chopped) - 1 cup
Sesame oil - 2 tbsps
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fresh ginger (grated) - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Juice of half lime
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
1. Boil the Hitukavare/Hitukubele (skinned field beans) adding turmeric powder till it is cooked.
2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the cumin seeds.
3. Add ginger and onion and fry till the onion becomes golden in colour.
4. Add tomatoes, sambar powder and salt and stir well.
5. Cover and cook on low flame till the tomatoes become mushy.
6. When the oil separates stir in the cooked and drained Hitukavare.
7. Slightly mash the Hitukavare Masala using the back of the ladle, cover and cook on low flame till the spice combines well with the bean and switch off flame.
8. Mix in the lime juice and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 

Enjoy the hot and spicy Hitukavare Masala on toast. It goes well with dosas and poories. It can also be served as a side dish with any meal.

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Anonymous said...

Super yummy Amma