My sister's mother-in-law is one of the best cooks I have ever been pampered by. Shes always had simple and quick recipes, but with such wonderful taste, that I still remember them after more than 12-15 years of feasting on them the first time.
A few months ago I had shared one more of her recipes, in case you would like to try out the chicken gravy, its called Bharu's Chicken Rassa. Its always been a great hit, be it at home, or my husbands office :)
Getting back to my second favorite of her creation, this prep couldn't be more Maharashtrian, with a little bit of coconut that gives the gravy a beautiful, rich taste and keeps the consistency thick.
Definitely a must-try, and don't forget to relish it with lots of sliced onions, lemon, freshly-baked-nice-and-hot rotis and rice.
10 - 15 minutes
20 - 25 minutes
45 minutes max
Double Bee (Broad Beans)
Coconut (dry / Fresh)
Red Chilli Powder (Kashmiri)
500 gms, peeled
3 - 4 cloves, large (Or 15 - 20 small)
4 - 5 tbsp, grated
2 - 3 tbsp
Shell and wash the beans and set aside.
Peel and cut the potatoes into chunks and soak them in water.
Peel and roughly chop the onions.
Peel the garlic.
Chop the ginger into chunks.
Wash and chop the tomato into chunks.
Add all the above ingredients into a mixer along with the grated coconut (If fresh) and grind into a fine paste. There is no need of adding any water as the tomato's moisture will do the work.
If you are using dry coconut which is grated, grind that first in the mixer and then add the other ingredients to make a smooth paste.
Heat oil in the pressure cooker*, add the cumin seeds and allow them to sizzle. Add the bay leaf and let it cook for a few seconds.
Add the prepared paste and allow it to saute till all the moisture has evaporated and it doesn't smell raw. If you are cooking on a high flame, make sure you stir it continuously.
Once the puree is sauted add the dry masalas to it - turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Allow it to cook for a few seconds.
Add the beans and potatoes, adjust the salt and cook for 2 - 3 quick whistles.
P.S. I prefer using a pressure cooker to cook almost everything directly in it, as it not only saves time, but also energy.