Thursday, September 10, 2009

Vattena Ambat


I found this recipe from Mallika badrinath Book. This recipe had a unique name but the funniest part is the name and the recipe doesnt coincide.. And its as easy to make and tasty n tangy too!!

green peas - 1 cup
onions - 2 (finely chopped)
tomatoes - 2 (finely chopped)
grated coconut - 1/4 cup
tamarind - size a lemon
green chillis - 6 (slit in between)
oil to fry
fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
- cook peas until tender
- grind coconut and salt to a fine paste by adding water
- make a paste with tamarind and water
- add oil in a pan, add the fenugreek seeds and fry
- add the peas and fry
- add the green chillies and fry
- add the ground coconut paste and tamarind paste
- add some water and allow it to boil
- in another pan add oil and let it to get hot
- add the onions and fry till golden brown
- then add the tomatoes and fry til they are smashed
- add the onions
- tomato mixture to the peas
- fry for 2 mins or until the gravy is thick
- serve hot with paratas, roti's, chappathi or poori

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