Black eyed bean , known by the name as “alasande ” in kannada  makes a good accompaniment with jowar roti or chapati. It is used in various dishes as sambar and fried dumplings. Here is one kind of accompaniment.

Ingredients that you need are 

  • Black eyed bean 2cups  
  • Onion 2  
  • Coriander 1/2 bunch
  • Ginger 1 inch
  • Green chilly 4
  • Cumin 1tsp
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste 
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South Indian accompaniment

Method :

Soak the black eyed beans for half an hour.Cut the onions finely and keep aside. Pressure cook them. Grind coriander leaves,ginger and green chilly  to a fine paste. Take oil in a kadai, add cumin, turmeric powder and asafoetida. As cumin splutters add onions and saute till light pink. Now,add the paste and salt to it . Let cook for a minute. Add the cooked beans along with the water. Let boil to get a thick consistency.

Handy hints:

  • Adding the water content ensures all the vital nutrients are regained.
  • Two cloves of garlic may be added while grinding the paste.

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