Last friday, I had been to a friend’s house for Lakshmi pooja. One of the invitees, who’s name was also Meera had prepared this Palya. Palya in Kannada means Vegetable. Pudi means powder. So, here is the recipe I heard from her.
Finely chop 1 lb of French Beans, and cook them in a pressure cooker with very little water.
You can also use frozen beans, microwave the same and keep it.
In 1 tsp of oil, fry 4 tbsp of Channa dal, and 2 tbsp of Urad dal, 3-4 red chillies until the dals turn brown.
Next, to this fried dals, mix 1/2 fresh grated coconut and grind in a mixer.
In a vessel, heat 1 tbsp of oil. When it’s hot, add mustard seeds, 1/2 tbsp channa dal, 1/2 tbsp urad dal, hing, turmeric, curry leaves. You can add 2-3 red chillies if you wish.
Add 2-3 tbsp tamarind juice and the pudi. Once these are fried nicely, add the cooked beans. Add salt as per taste, and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves(optional).
Serve with Rice or Chapathi.
I don’t have a picture of the Palya yet, I plan on making the same some time soon and post the picture here.
Mean while, enjoy the beans pudi palya.