This curry is made with thatta payaru also called as red chori beans,aduki beans,field peas etc...,
Thatta payaru kuzhambu goes great with steamed rice,idly or dosa.
(You can make it a little spicier by adding red chilly powder for Idly/Dosa)
Rice along with these tiny little beans gives a wonderful taste and texture.
1/2 cup Aduki beans
1/4 Lbs Red Raddish
1 no Onion (chopped)
2 no Ripe Tomato (chopped)
1/2 cup thick Tamarind water
1 Pinch Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Pulikuzhambu powder
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Fenugrek seeds
1 Sprig curry leaves
Salt to taste.
Soak the aduki beans for 5-6 hrs or overnight.
Cube the red raddish.
Heat oil in the kadai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and fenugrek seeds.
When the mustard seeds pop, add the curry leaves,onion and saute.
When the onion is translucent, add the raddish and saute.
Add the tomato and saute for two minutes.
Now add the aduki beans,water, salt and let it boil for 7-8 minutes.(altrnatively you could pressure cook the aduki beans for 1 whistle and add .)
Add the tamarind extract, pulikuzhambu powder,turmeric powder, cover and let cook for another five minutes.
Stirr and check if the beans are done.
Cover and cook till the beans are thoroughly cooked.
Now add asafoetida ad cook for another minute and turn off the heat.