Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls

Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls

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Unfussy cooking with just tomatoes and onions helps highlight the nutty flavour of beans. Here, the addition of potato balls transforms a simple mixed beans curry into a more elaborate delicacy, without losing its basic nature. The addition of cashews or peanuts provides a much needed crunch in the midst of the potato mash, making the mixed beans curry with potato balls an all-rounder.

Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls recipe - How to make Mixed Beans Curry with Potato Balls

Soaking time:  Overnight   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients


For The Beans Curry
1/4 cup rangoon na vaal (field beans/ butter beans)
1/2 cup rajma (kidney beans)
3 1/2 cups roughly chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp ghee
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
2 green chillies , slit
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

For The Potato Balls
1 cup boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
1 fresh bread slice
1/2 tbsp chopped cashewnuts (kaju)
1/2 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1 tbsp cornflour
oil for deep-frying

Method
For the beans curry

    For the beans curry
  1. Soak rangoon na vaal and rajma in enough water in a bowl and keep aside overnight.
  2. Next day, drain, add enough water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Drain the beans and keep aside.
  5. Combine the tomatoes and ¾ cup of water in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the tomatoes turn soft.
  6. Cool slightly, blend in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Strain using a strainer and keep aside.
  7. Heat the ghee in a kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  8. Add the prepared tomato pulp, green chillies, chilli powder, sugar, salt and the cooked beans, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from the flame and keep aside.

For the potato balls

    For the potato balls
  1. Dip the bread slice in water for 15 seconds. Squeeze out all the water and crumble the bread.
  2. Combine the crumbled bread with all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into a round ball.
  4. Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry, a few potato balls at a time, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.

How to serve

    How to serve
  1. Just before serving, reheat the beans curry, add the potato balls, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy202 cal
Protein6.5 g
Carbohydrates25.3 g
Fiber2.9 g
Fat8.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A423.1 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31 mg
Vitamin C29.4 mg
Folic Acid36.4 mcg
Calcium92.9 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium14.3 mg
Potassium195.7 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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