Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, new beginning...

Happy New Year people...

One of my resolutions for this year was to start on a food blog...I have been completely fascinated by this whole community of food blogging and thanks to Miri, a dear friend, who was my peephole into this community, I have finally managed to start on one.

We've moved from Bangalore to Ahmedabad about 6 months back...Was holed up in a company guest house where the cook wouldn't let me step into the kichen (there couldn't be a bigger punishment than that) make things worse, he had this 'one-size-fits-all' kind of masala which was stashed in the freezer and this would be used for every vegetable (deep fried beyond recognition) from a simple tendli to paneer...

On our lucky days, we would get egg burjee and veg biryani...the food was tasty but two days of the same stuff made me sick in the stomach...and we stayed there for 5 months, so you get the picture, right...I craved to cook and now finally,we've moved out to our apt and i have my kitchen to myself...yipeee...

Beans Popti

I guess this is called Popti because its so GREEN in colour. (Popat means parrot in Konkani / Marathi)
Five months of almost no coconut intake and a Mangalorean like me was suffering from withdrawal symptoms, so my first post had to be something that had coconut in it !

What you need -

1/2 kg french beans (tender ones are perfect)
2 onions chopped lengthwise
1/2 coconut dessicated
6-8 garlic pods
1/2" piece ginger
2 green chillies
1 cup coriander leaves chopped

What you do with it -

String the beans and chop into inch sized pieces.
In a kadai, heat a tsp of oil and add the chopped onions
Fry till translucent
Add beans, salt, 1/2 cup water and cover the kadai till the beans are cooked well.
Blend together the coconut, coriander, green chillies, ginger and garlic till its smooth.
Add this to the beans and cook for a bit. Add more salt if required.


Unknown said...

Too cool! teep it rolling...
Now u will not receive all those calls from us at vague hours asking for recipes :)
I am going to try this one soon.

Miri said...

Congratulations on your own blog - now we can really trade recipes :)

This is a very different way of making beans, will try it soon!


Sunshinemom said...

The Manglorean cooking shows:) My MIL too makes it like this sometimes! Welcome, dear Archana, and hope to know you better!!


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